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

Shrine opening at noon today.

Due to weather conditions, the Shrine will open at noon today, February 7. At this point, Confession, Adoration and Mass will take place at the usual times, unless weather conditions worsen. Please check back for any updates before you come to the Shrine. Keep safe in this wintry weather.

Elizabeth Ann Seton’s legacy carries on throughout the world. Discover all the ways her legacy lives on in our Sisters Today exhibit.
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Votives are a meaningful way to honor loved ones. Make a donation to our votive program, and prayerfully honor someone special.
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Home of the First American-Born Saint

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