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Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton

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In front of skyline

Even NYC financial district is everywhere around these small buildings made of bricks are surviving... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
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Worth a stop

I happened to be working in Lower Manhatten today, I always take the Staten Island Ferry when I do... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2016
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Jun 24, 2018
“In front of skyline”
Jul 13, 2017
“Very moving”
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This historic and beautiful church is also the National Shrine of Saint Seton. Originally established as a mission for the protection of Irish immigrant girls. The church today serves lower Battery Park City and Financial District residents as well...more
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7 State St, Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Between Pearl and Water Streets, New York City, NY 10004-1500
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Even NYC financial district is everywhere around these small buildings made of bricks are surviving to these days.Great contrast.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank D0cumenta
Reviewed July 13, 2017

An elegant church and shrine to a wonderful Saint. Visited here with a friend of mine who is a nun with the Order of Sisters of Charity. Both she and I were touched by the beauty of the church and the collection of photos. A...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

I love the fact that this building has been preserved; it sticks out like a sore thumb in the Financial District, and I love it! The church is humble but beautiful, and Mother Seton was born here, which is very special.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed April 29, 2016

This is a lovely little shrine just across from the Staten Island Ferry. We went to Sunday mass and then spoke with the priest about St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the church, and read about her story in the chapel. The church was built as a...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank sonhomeu
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We were down in the area for the obvious activities and swung by to take a look at this monument. The most amazing thing was the contrast of the beautiful brick building in front of two giant skyscrapers. It made for some cool pictures. We...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed January 21, 2016

I happened to be working in Lower Manhatten today, I always take the Staten Island Ferry when I do. I always wondered what the little brick building wedged between modern buildings was as you exit Whitehall. It's the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton! I...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank gri7358
Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a very nice church but if you're not Catholic then I don't think the history and architecture of this church is going to be as much of a pull as other religious sites in Manhattan (Trinity/St Pauls/St Patricks etc.). It's nice to look...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed November 18, 2012

I visited this shrine as part of my last visit home. I was taught by the Sisters of Sister Seton at Holy Cross and am still friends with some of my teachers. Mother Seton was an amazing woman. If you are in New York. stop...More

Date of experience: December 2011
1  Thank calrugbygirl
Reviewed August 2, 2012

If you Catholic, it is worth a stop in at the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, just across from the Manhattan-side of the Staten Island Ferry. While the actually display of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's feels a bit cramped and dated, the chapel is...More

Date of experience: February 2012
3  Thank MomtoNine
Reviewed March 18, 2012

My teenage daughter and I visited the shrine to honor Elizabeth Ann Seton and feel connected to her time in New York. The Federal style building is gorgeous. We appreciated the church inside and the lovely stained glass window portraying the Saint. Stop by and...More

Date of experience: March 2012
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