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.

Explore the Shrine

Happy Easter!

Today on Easter, the Shrine is closed, but the Basilica will open at 1:00pm for Easter Sunday Mass at 1:30pm, and will close at 3:00 pm after Mass.

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Join us for a Backpack Blessing and end-of-summer celebration before school begins. These events are taking place for Elizabeth Ann Seton's birthday. We welcome everyone to join us!
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Home of the First American-Born Saint

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