Valley of Blessings
We envision the Shrine as a place of holy retreat and inspiration, where pilgrims by the thousands will have their hearts lifted in this "valley of blessings," their faith nourished, and their spirits rejuvenated. Taking our cue from St. Elizabeth’s desire to serve the Church and her people, we seek to offer a rich sacramental life at the Basilica; retreats and workshops for the faithful; educational exhibits and programs; as well as an enriching atmosphere for the Shrine’s many pilgrims.
As fellow friends of St. Elizabeth Ann, we invite you to join us in helping to continue her mission. We realize you may not be able to work directly alongside us as we reach out to God’s people, however, we still would like you to join us as a partner! A great way to achieve this is to unite with us in St. Elizabeth Ann’s "Valley of Blessings."
The "Valley of Blessings" is a convenient giving program which allows you to choose the amount of your monthly or annual donation. Through an automatic charge to your credit card on the 28th day of each month or one time each year, Seton Heritage Ministries’ administrative costs are kept very low, allowing more of your donation to go directly to our work.
When you become a partner in the "Valley of Blessings," we will provide you with the following gifts of appreciation:
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Prayer Card.
- 30-minute documentary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life, work, and continuing legacy of charity today. The Seton Legacy bicentennial film is seen and narrated through the eyes of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in the historic White House (1809) in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
- Set of elegant note cards produced by the French company Editions du Signe, in honor of Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life journey. A one-and-only collection of note cards that contains snapshots of Elizabeth Ann’s life.
- A special monthly e-mail letter, from Seton Heritage Ministries, keeping you up-to-date on our work and mission, including a personal message to you, our faithful partners.
Becoming part of the "Valley of Blessings" is easy, and you can change the amount of your donation or end it at any time by contacting Seton Heritage Ministries. Even if you can donate a small amount each month, it will make a huge difference. By adding your name to our list of partners, not only do you help support the work of Seton Heritage Ministries, you also play a very important part in continuing the mission of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
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 after each Mass.