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

Tours Cancelled Today, April 4.

Due to high winds and the potential for tree limbs to fall, guided tours are cancelled today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your understanding.

Now is the time to enroll in our Mother's Day Novena. What a special, prayerful way to honor Mom, or anyone who's been just like a Mom to you!
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"Confessions of an Imperfect Catholic Mom" author Colleen Duggan here on April 29. Don't miss Chat with an Author on April 29, featuring Colleen Duggan, author of "Good Enough is Good Enough-Confessions of an Imperfect Catholic Mom."
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Home of the First American-Born Saint

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