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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Mass at 3:00pm on Sunday, October 1

On Sunday, 10/1, we'll be celebrating the annual Pilgrimage of the Sea Services. Due to the pilgrimage, Mass will be at 3:00pm instead of 1:30pm. We welcome everyone to join us at 3:00pm Mass, and we apologize for any inconvenience this change in time may cause.

Join the Shrine's team! If you're thinking of changing careers, we have a variety of openings at the Shrine.
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Plan now to join us on one of our Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks. On the walk, saints and martyrs come to life, sharing stories of faith, hope and charity.
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Home of the First American-Born Saint

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