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A visit with St Elizabeth Ann Seton, or, what I did over my summer vacation, Part 2

A visit with St Elizabeth Ann Seton, or, what I did over my summer vacation, Part 2

A great part of my vacation this summer was visiting the Basilica of the National Shrine of St Elizabeth Ann Seton, one of my home town heroes — meaning she is originally from New York City, and famous for being the first American-born saint lifted to canonization back in 1975.

I talk about St Elizabeth on the newest episode of Among Women.  In it I describe some aspects of her life and share some of her writing.

Here’s a few photos from the Shrine in Emmitsburg, MD.

Mother Seton was a native New Yorker. When she was canonized it was a big deal in my home state.

Mother Seton was a native New Yorker. When she was canonized it was a big deal in my home state. Here we are 40 years later.

 

Front door that leads into the basilica.

Front door that leads into the basilica.

 

View of the interior.

View of the interior.

 

Also depicted, Our Lady appearing to St Catherine Laboré.

Main altar.

 

Also depicted, Our Lady appearing to St Catherine Laboré.

Also depicted in the mosaic, Our Lady appearing to St Catherine Laboré.

 

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The side altar with the relics of St Elizabeth Ann Seton.

 

A photo of an earlier time.

A photo of an earlier time of the same altar with casket.

 

A small reliquary.

A small reliquary.

 

Part of an extensive exhibit on the saint's life and works.

Part of an extensive exhibit on the saint’s life and works.

 

Outdoors.

Outdoors. This is the statue named in the banner photo above.

 

Mother Seton with bible and rosary.

Mother Seton with bible and rosary.

 

There’s much to see. You might enjoy this virtual tour. 

 

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