Retreats at the Shrine

Enhance your spiritual journey with a retreat at the Seton Shrine.


A Journey to the Catholic Faith with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

June 8, 8am-4pm

$40/person, which includes lunch.

A time of fellowship and prayer for Catholic converts and those on the journey to the Catholic Church. Offered by the Seton Shrine in partnership with the Coming Home Network. Learn more about the Coming Home Network here.

Elizabeth Ann Seton was raised Episcopalian, and converted to the Catholic faith when she was 30 years old. She lived the last 12 years of her life here in Emmitsburg, and her remains are entombed in our Basilica. Enjoy fellowship and prayer as you explore the Catholic faith at the home of the first American-born saint.

The retreat schedule includes a light breakfast, snacks and lunch, as well as Mass. An optional tour of Elizabeth Ann Seton’s homes in Emmitsburg following the retreat is available at 4:30pm.


Register for Retreat


If you are with an organization who has planned a retreat and are searching for a place to have it, we can help. Simply visit our Retreat & Pilgrimage page.

What to expect on the tour:

  • Available on Saturdays during the summer, this guided walking tour is primarily outdoors.
  • Tour lasts 45-60 minutes.
  • The grounds and walkways are handicap-accessible.

Extras to Add to Your Experience:

  • View the Civil War Sisters exhibit in our museum for free.
  • Ask the receptionist to view the Civil War documentary film (30 minutes in length). Free for all visitors.