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    Christmas Novena

    Have your loved ones remembered
    in nine Christmas-Season Masses
    and we'll send you a lovely card
    to share with them. More Info

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    Christmas Season

    Special Liturgies


    1. 12/24 Christmas Eve - 7:00pm

    2. 1/1 Mary, Mother of God - 9:00am

    3. 1/3 Mother Seton's Feast Day - 11:00am
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    Extended Holiday Hours!

    Shrine is open Wednesdays from
    10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    December 3, 10, and 17

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    Advent Masses

    Celebrated Sunday through Friday
    at 1:30 p.m. in the Basilica
    December Only

    1:30 Sunday through Friday
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    2015 Year of Consecrated Life

    Join us and the Sisters and Daughters of charity in celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life and those who continue the Legacy of Charity all over the world!

Holiday Information

  • December 24th -  Vigil Mass at 7:00 p.m., Basilica                                    
                                       All Sites Closes at 3:00 p.m.

  • December 25th – All Sites Closed

  • January 1st – All Sites Closed except for Mass only at  9 a.m., Basilica

  • January 3rd - the Celebration of Mother Seton’s Feast Day at 11 a.m., Basilica
                              

 

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.

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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

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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.

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