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    Celebrate the Birthday of a Saint

    Archbishop William E. Lori will celebrate Mass at 1:30 p.m. Family Fun Day follows with activities and birthday cake for all!

  • 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.

Take the #SetonCharityChallenge!

In honor of Mother Seton’s birthday on August 28, we created the #SetonCharityChallenge! Each day in the month of August, we encourage our friends, followers, and visitors to participate in acts of kindness, love, and charity! Mother Seton is an inspiration to so many, together let’s see what we can give back to our communities, our families and our friends! Post a sticky note with a positive message to a friend, offer to unload someone’s groceries for them, pray the rosary, donate canned goods…see the Seton Charity Challenge calendar for suggested ideas each day. Make sure to post photos of your good deeds with #SetonCharityChallenge. Each person who posts a photo on the Shrine’s Facebook page will receive a free prayer card in the mail (email your name and contact info to amanda.johnston@setonheritage.org), and be eligible to win a gift from the Seton Heritage Shop.

We are very excited to announce a new partnership with DePaul University’s Vincentian Studies Institute (V.S.I). Beginning July 1, The Seton Heritage Shop, will manage V.S.I’s Vincentian Heritage Bookstore and begin to offer more than 120 items dedicated to Saint Vincent de Paul. Read more about the VSI partnership by clicking here.

Click here to browse and purchase Vincentian Heritage products!


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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Seton Shoppe 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.


Civil War History Buff?

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…