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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  • 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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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