The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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  • The 1818 Experience Nov27

    The 1818 Experience

    It’s 1818 and St. Joseph’s Academy is alive and active with students. Our Junior History Interpretors will portray real students and will teach visitors what daily life was like as a student under Mother Seton’s care. Sundays: 1pm-4pm, Last Admission at 3:30pm Cost: $10/adult, $7/youth ages 7-18, and free for children ages six and under.…

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  • Civil War Sisters Tour Nov28

    Civil War Sisters Tour

    On this specialty tour, discover all that the Sisters experienced around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, and how they cared for the wounded on both sides. As the bloodiest battle of the Civil War raged just miles from the peaceful home of the Sisters, they could not ignore the call for help. After…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Nov29

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also receive…

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  • The 1818 Experience Dec4

    The 1818 Experience

    It’s 1818 and St. Joseph’s Academy is alive and active with students. Our Junior History Interpretors will portray real students and will teach visitors what daily life was like as a student under Mother Seton’s care. Sundays: 1pm-4pm, Last Admission at 3:30pm Cost: $10/adult, $7/youth ages 7-18, and free for children ages six and under.…

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  • Door to Bethlehem Dec4

    Door to Bethlehem

    On the first Christmas Eve, Joseph and Mary wandered through the streets of Bethlehem, looking for shelter. All doors, however, were shut to them. No one would welcome them into their home. In our busy lives today, we too may shut the door to our hearts on Jesus and His family. Open your heart and…

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  • Door to Bethlehem Dec5

    Door to Bethlehem

    On the first Christmas Eve, Joseph and Mary wandered through the streets of Bethlehem, looking for shelter. All doors, however, were shut to them. No one would welcome them into their home. In our busy lives today, we too may shut the door to our hearts on Jesus and His family. Open your heart and…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Dec6

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also receive…

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  • Door to Bethlehem Dec6

    Door to Bethlehem

    On the first Christmas Eve, Joseph and Mary wandered through the streets of Bethlehem, looking for shelter. All doors, however, were shut to them. No one would welcome them into their home. In our busy lives today, we too may shut the door to our hearts on Jesus and His family. Open your heart and…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Dec13

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also receive…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Dec20

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also receive…

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  • Christmas Eve Mass Dec24

    Christmas Eve Mass

    Join us as we joyfully anticipate the birth of Jesus Christ! The Basilica closes at 3pm and reopens on December 24 at 7:30pm for Mass at 8:30pm and Mass at 11pm. If you can’t make it to Mass on Christmas Eve, we welcome you to join us for Christmas Day Mass at 11am.

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  • Christmas Day Mass Dec25

    Christmas Day Mass

    We welcome everyone to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with us! The Basilica will open at 10am and Mass will be celebrated at 11am. Our regular hours resume on Thursday, December 26.

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Dec27

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also receive…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Jan3

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also receive…

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  • 200th Anniversary Feast Day Mass Jan4

    200th Anniversary Feast Day Mass

    Join us on January 4, 2021 to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Mother Seton’s Death at the Feast Day Mass. Two Masses will be celebrated this year. The 11:30am Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop William Lori. Seating will be very limited due to restrictions. You can watch the 11:30am est Mass live on EWTN.…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Jan10

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also receive…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Jan17

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also receive…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Jan24

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also receive…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Jan31

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also receive…

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Home of the First American-Born Saint

Discover the inspirational life and legacy 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