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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
    More Hours and Mass Times »
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    Extended Holiday Hours!

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

  • Emmitsburg Community Chorus

    2nd Annual Winter Concert Series

    Hear holiday favorites that will usher in the most wonderful time of the year!
    December 6, 13, and 20 at 7 p.m.
    Visit our Events tab for listing of concerts.

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

    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!

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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Holiday Information
  • December 24th – Sites close at 3:00 p.m. ; Vigil Mass in the Basilica at 7:00 p.m.
  • December 25th – All Sites Closed
  • January 1st – Mass in the Basilica at 9 a.m., All Sites Closed

 

 

Seton Shop Featured Item

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.

Let us help…