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. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

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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. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

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Garden Blessing Inside Basilica on May 19.

Due to the chance for severe weather, the Seton Legacy Garden Blessing has been moved to inside the Basilica tomorrow, May 19, at 3pm. It will take place near Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's altar.

We welcome everyone to the Corpus Christi Procession on June 3. We're partnering with St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Emmitsburg to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi.
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June 2 marks the beginning of our summer Civil War Tours. Discover what the Sisters experienced after the Battle of Gettysburg on our Civil War Sisters Tour.
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Home of the First American-Born Saint

Discover the inspirational life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.