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. Discover her inspirational story when you visit the Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the awe-inspiring Basilica.

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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. Discover her inspirational story when you visit the Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the awe-inspiring Basilica.

Explore the Shrine

Tours Cancelled Today, January 14, Due to Weather Conditions.

Guided tours are cancelled today, January 14, due to changing and potentially hazardous weather conditions. Please call ahead before you come-we may close early due to weather conditions.

Discover Elizabeth Ann Seton's life and legacy in our museum. See how Elizabeth Ann Seton's legacy lives on in our exhibit Sisters Today: A World of Difference.
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Free guided tours every day of the week. Discover Elizabeth Ann Seton's inspirational story on one of our free guided tours.
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The Life and Legacy of a Saint

The remarkable life of Elizabeth Ann Seton spans the full spectrum of human experience