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

Closed on Thanksgiving, November 23

The Shrine and Basilica are closed Thursday, November 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. There is no Mass or Confession that day. We wish you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.

Candlelight tours are back again for the holiday season on December 4-8. Candlelight tours are only offered at this time of year. We welcome everyone to join us.
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All welcome to our festive holiday concert this weekend! The Emmitsburg Community Chorus performs in our Basilica on Sunday, November 26. Plan now to come to this festive event!
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Home of the First American-Born Saint

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