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Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

October 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Back From The Dead - Seton Shrine

…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 share with you what the North American martyrs endured for the sake of Christ. You’ll also hear Saint Therese of Lisieux talk about her “Little Way” to holiness, and discover what inspired Blessed Stanley Rother to sacrifice his life for the people of his parish.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton will greet you as well, and share her story of finding 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 online; $7/person the day of the walk at the door.

Get your tickets now while you still have your choice of dates!


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 30-40 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.


October 20, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727 United States
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