The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Ann Seton

The First American-Born Saint

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wife and mother, and then found herself a widow at just 29 years old in 1803. Despite the hardships that she faced, she went on to do amazing work, and eventually became the first American-born saint in 1975. Discover her inspirational story when you visit the Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the awe-inspiring Basilica.

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Elizabeth Ann Seton

The First American-Born Saint

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wife and mother, and then found herself a widow at just 29 years old in 1803. Despite the hardships that she faced, she went on to do amazing work, and eventually became the first American-born saint in 1975. Discover her inspirational story when you visit the Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the awe-inspiring Basilica.

Explore the Shrine

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Girls came from all over to attend Elizabeth Ann Seton's school. The school began as a free school, but within a year began accepting boarding students who paid tuition.
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2017 dates have been set for the Mountain to Valley Tour. Walk in the footsteps of Elizabeth Ann Seton and get a behind the scenes look at her inspirational life.
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The Life and Legacy of a Saint

The remarkable life of Elizabeth Ann Seton spans the full spectrum of human experience