The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

On Easter - Basilica Open 12-3PM

On Easter, most of the Shrine is closed. However, the Basilica will open at 12PM for Confession and Adoration at 12:15-1:15PM, followed by Mass at 1:30PM. After Mass, the Basilica closes at 3PM. We welcome everyone to join us.

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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 help care for the wounded. After the Battle was over, the Sisters traveled 12 miles north to the battlegrounds to care for the wounded from the North and the…

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  • Catherine Comes Home – Living History Tour Jun2

    Catherine Comes Home – Living History Tour

    When Elizabeth Ann Seton died in 1821, her daughter Catherine was the only child at home. Heartbroken by her mother’s death, Catherine left home and didn’t return for 21 years. After traveling the world, Catherine returned to Emmitsburg in 1842 to reconnect with her roots. On this living history tour, you’ll step back in time…

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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 Stories – June 29 Jun29

    Civil War Sisters Stories – June 29

    Sisters in Emmitsburg and in congregations throughout the country were called to serve during the Civil War. Their charitable efforts brought healing and solace to the wounded on both the battlefields and in hospitals. Discover how the Sisters provided hope in the midst of suffering and despair during our Civil War Sisters Stories. Sisters from…

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Home of the First American-Born Saint

Discover the inspirational life and legacy 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.

Explore the Shrine