The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Shrine Closing at 3PM Today, March 3.

Due to impending wintry weather, the Shrine will close early at 3pm today, March 3. Mass will be at the usual time of 1:30pm.

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  • Movie – The Passion of The Christ Apr19

    Movie – The Passion of The Christ

    On Good Friday, we will be showing the movie The Passion of The Christ. Directed by Mel Gibson, the film was released in 2004. Join us for this dramatic film that covers the last days of Jesus’s life on Earth. The movie is free, and will take place in the Shrine’s Visitor Center theater. This…

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  • Good Friday Stations of the Cross Apr19

    Good Friday Stations of the Cross

    Everyone is welcome to join us for Stations of the Cross, where we commemorate the last hours of Jesus’ life before his death on the cross. Weather permitting, the Stations of the Cross will take place outside in our historic cemetery. The entire route is handicap-accessible. In case of inclement weather, the Stations will take…

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  • Liturgy – Our Lord’s Passion Apr19

    Liturgy – Our Lord’s Passion

    Holy Week continues on Good Friday. Join us at 3pm in the Basilica for The Lord’s Passion, where we enter into the story of Jesus’ last days here on Earth, including his death on the cross. There is no 1:30pm Mass this day.

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  • Easter Vigil Apr20

    Easter Vigil

    All are welcome to join us for the Easter Vigil Mass. The Mass has sections that are unique to this Vigil — keeping watch, celebrating the resurrection of Christ in the sacraments, and awaiting his return in glory. The time for this Mass is extended beyond our usual Mass time to accommodate the additional parts.

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  • Easter Sunday Mass Apr21

    Easter Sunday Mass

    We welcome everyone to join us as we celebrate the joy of Jesus’ resurrection at Easter Sunday Mass. It takes place at 1:30pm. As we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, the Easter Triduum draws to a close and the week-long observance of Holy Week ends. On Easter Sunday, the Basilica opens at 12pm and closes after Mass…

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  • Divine Mercy Sunday Apr28

    Divine Mercy Sunday

    Join us as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with a Holy Hour beginning after 1:30pm Mass, around 2:45pm. Adoration will take place until 4pm. During the Holy Hour, there will be: Chaplet of Divine Mercy Readings from the diary of St. Faustina Silent prayer Benediction Confession is available prior to Mass from 12:15-1:15pm, as well…

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  • Seton Legacy Garden Blessing May18

    Seton Legacy Garden Blessing

    The Garden Blessing is an annual event recognizing supporters and friends of the Shrine who’ve purchased a memorial in our Seton Legacy Garden. Scripture reflection and a blessing will be offered for loved ones and organizations who have been honored and memorialized in our garden. We welcome everyone to join us for the blessing. If…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Jun1

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Retreat – A Journey to the Catholic Faith with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Jun8

    Retreat – A Journey to the Catholic Faith with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

    A time of fellowship and prayer for Catholic converts and those on the journey to the Catholic Church. Offered by the Seton Shrine in partnership with the Coming Home Network. Learn more about the Coming Home Network here. Elizabeth Ann Seton was raised Episcopalian, and converted to the Catholic faith when she was 30 years…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Jun8

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Jun15

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Jun22

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Jun29

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Jul6

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Jul13

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Jul20

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Jul27

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Aug3

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Aug10

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Aug17

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Aug24

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Aug31

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    During the Civil War, as the Battle of Gettysburg raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call to go and care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the heart of the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from…

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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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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.

Explore the Shrine