The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg

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The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is located in historic Emmitsburg, MD, a small town in the foothills of the beautiful Catoctin Mountain, part of the Blue Ridge Mountain chain.

This was the home of Mother Seton from 1809 until her death in 1821. Her remains are entombed here in the Basilica that bears her name. Pilgrims come here throughout the year to learn about her life, discover the depths of her faithfulness, and to walk meditatively in her footsteps.
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  • I took the tour here while going to training next door. There is a small museum area, movie and then the cathedral that you get to see. It is really beautiful. You can also walk all around on the grou...  more »
  • The grounds are beautifully kept and it's extensive. We toured inside the museum and the Basilica which is gorgeous with massive mosaics. The tour guides are helpful and informative. It's incredible t...  more »
  • We actually tripped over this while looking for somewhere to go to the bathroom and we are so glad we did. We did have to do a rush tour through the museum and the Basilica because we arrived about an...  more »
  • A beautiful place, especially for Catholics. Elizabeth Seton's life was beautifully lived and she has so much to teach us and she inspired me. She is a very real person--a widow with 5 children. If someone in her state can rise to such sanctity-- can't we all? Pray for us, Mother Seton!
  • Excellent museum . Beautiful church , totally worth a visit , can spend 2-3 hours having a good tour in this
  • A wonderful, beautiful place that is very claiming and spiritual. Love it
  • absolutely breath taking. the Sisters are so gracious. Highly recommend the tour/visit
  • I chose Elizabeth Anne as my confirmation name many moons ago. I like to go up there by myself and spend a few hours, to pray at the Statues outside (as well as inside), walk around, a feeling of completion, mentally. I also go to the Mass while there.