Seton Heritage Ministries promotes the life and legacy of the first native-born United States saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, as a source of inspiration and encouragement for all people.
A place of retreat and inspiration, the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton hosts people by the thousands who have their hearts lifted in this "Valley of Blessings," their spirits rejuvenated, and their faith nourished.
Taking our cue from St. Elizabeth's desire to help people, we seek to offer spiritual resource at the Basilica; retreats and workshops; educational exhibits and programs; as well as an enriching atmosphere for the Shrine's many visitors.
St. Elizabeth Seton was herself, in many ways, a pilgrim. Much of her adult life was spent journeying either physically or spiritually. She was uprooted repeatedly from a home she loved- whether to care for her husband, to provide for her children after his death, or to meet the needs of her new-found Church. Spiritually, in addition to her conversion to Catholicism, throughout her life she pursued God's will for her with holy perseverance, always seeking deeper conversion in her own heart.
Visitor Center & Basilica Hours
10:00 am - 4:30 pm every day
Historic Houses & Grounds: Tuesday - Sunday on the hour, 10 am to 3pm
Civil War: Fridays and Saturdays at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
Mass & Confessions
1:30 Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Confessions heard before each Mass from 12:15 to 1:15 pm.