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Major Catholic Shrines in Emmitsburg, Maryland


About Emmitsburg:

The small town of Emmitsburg, located in rural Maryland, is the home of Mount St. Mary’s University, and despite being a town of less than 10,000 people, it has two major Catholic shrines that draw thousands of visitors each year.

The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton


Traveling to Emmitsburg:

​Emmitsburg is about 60 miles Northwest of Baltimore, Maryland and a bit farther from Washington, D.C.


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