• Sea Service Pilgrimage

    Sea Service Pilgrimage

    Join us for a special Mass to honor Mother Seton as Patroness of the military’s Sea Services. The Navy Academy Catholic Midshipmen Choir will provide music for the Mass and colors will be presented by The Ceremonial Honor Guard.

  • Back from the Dead: Cemetary Walk

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

    An engaging and inspiring drama, which teaches the spiritual principles of the Communion of Saints, the angels, and the three great virtues: faith, hope and charity.

  • Stained-glass-sunday-photo

    Stained Glass Sunday

    Discover the history behind the stained glass windows in the Basilica, and create your own stained glass art to take home.

  • The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton-Retreats in Emmitsburg MD

    Join Us for Mass

    Celebrated every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday
    at 1:30 p.m. in the Basilica.

    1:30 Wed. - Friday & Sun.
  • Plan Your Visit

    Plan Your Visit

    We welcome pilgrims
    10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • The National Shrine of St Elizabeth Ann Seton - Charity Afire Exhibit

    Charity Afire Exhibit

    Exhibit open year-round,
    every day, 10 am to 4:30 pm

    Learn the intriguing stories of the Sisters who served on the battlefields & hospitals during the Civil War.

*Due to the Sea Services Pilgrimage on Sunday, October 5, 1:30 p.m. Mass is cancelled and no confessions will be heard. All are invited to attend our Sea Services Mass at 3 p.m. on Sunday to honor Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton as patroness of the Sea Services.*

Let the footsteps of the past create a better understanding of today’s journey…

Experience the Life and Legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Every day we welcome visitors into the Basilica, Visitors Center, Museum, historical buildings and grounds where Mother Seton lived, worked, died, and is now buried.  We hope you will be one of those visitors soon!

Planning to Visit? We can help. If you are planning a visit, or if you would like to arrange a group tour, retreat, or pilgrimage, we have resources for you.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Desk Plaque

seton-desk-plaqueThis high quality desk plaque features a replica of the official image of Elizabeth Ann Seton.


Interested in Civil War History?

Check out our Charity Afire exhibit and learn how the Sisters of Charity and Daughters of Charity served the soldiers during the Civil War


Planning to Visit?

We can help. If you are planning to come by yourself or with a few others, or if you are hoping to arrange a group tour, retreat, or pilgrimage, we have resources for you.

Let us help…