The Dead would like to have some words with you...
…And as you encounter the Dead on the Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk, you’ll be forever-changed!
Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place October 18-20 and 26-28 in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine, located at 339 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, MD.
On the Cemetery Walk, as you journey through the dark with candles to light your way, you’ll meet a cast of extraordinary saints and ordinary sinners who reflect upon the “Last Things”: death, judgment, heaven and hell. Like Saint John de Brebeuf, who will describe what the North American martyrs endured for the sake of Christ. Or Blessed Stanley Rother, who will share what inspired him to sacrifice his life for the people of his parish.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton will greet you as well, and reveal how she found Jesus in the midst of suffering.
Through these encounters with saints, martyrs and souls suffering in purgatory, you’ll discover what it means to be truly alive, both now and in the life to come.
The faith-filled walk is ideal for youth groups and families with older children (14+).
Dates: October 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28
Times: 6:30-8:30pm, with a walk beginning every 10 minutes
Cost: $5/person in advance; $7/person at the door.
There are still tickets available, but hurry to be sure to get your choice of tour time!
Please note: Due to the rainy weather forecast, we have made preparations to move the walk inside our Basilica if the weather is severe. When you check in at the receptionist desk inside our Visitor Center, we will communicate the plans for the evening.
What to Expect on the “Back From the Dead” Cemetery Walk
- –This is a guided walking tour.
- –You will encounter actors portraying both historic and fictional figures.
- –The walk lasts 45-50 minutes.
- –The grounds and walkways are handicap-accessible.
- –The walks take place rain or shine, out of doors. Please dress appropriately for cold or wet weather.
If you come, please check in at our Visitor Center. And consider making time to browse in our gift shop, which will be open at that time.
Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks are held in partnership with Mount St. Mary’s Campus Ministry Office. Many thanks for their collaborative support.