Seton Family Treasures - Seton Shrine

Many of Mother Seton’s possessions will be on display in Emmitsburg for the first time. Don’t miss the biggest Catholic cultural event of the summer. Now open!

"Make it part of your 2021 to come and meet this first saint of the country face-to-face."

Since her death 200 years ago, Mother Seton’s possessions have passed through the hands of her family and loved ones. Many of these items eventually came to Ferdinand Jevons, Mother Seton’s great-grandson and last of her descendants. Upon Mr. Jevons’ death in 1969, the collection was entrusted to the Sisters of Charity of New York. Earlier this year, out of a desire to inspire a wider public with the legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Sisters donated the collection to the Seton Shrine.

The Seton Shrine is pleased to present this special exhibition of the Seton-Jevons collection. It includes Elizabeth’s personal items rarely seen by the public: her wedding brooch, her daughter’s christening gown, and the only bonnet of hers known to have survived. 

“We all need treasures.  We all need tactile things. And with that we are able to remember who she was.” 

– Sister Regina Bechtle, Sister of Charity of New York and co-editor of Elizabeth Bayley Seton: Collected Writings 

Come see the exhibit!

Closes November 30, 2021

Sunday: 12-5pm

Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm

Free Admission! No tickets required!

A Sneak Peak

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Donate to the Mother Seton Fund today

Help the Shrine preserve and exhibit this new collection of precious relics and artifacts from Mother Seton’s life.

A Note of Appreciation