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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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.

Remember loved ones with a Christmas Novena. Our Christmas novena is a thoughtful way to prayerfully honor and remember someone.
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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's Feast Day is January 4, 2018. Archbishop William E. Lori will be celebrating the Feast Day with us as Principal Celebrant and Homilist.
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Home of the First American-Born Saint

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