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Emmitsburg in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

 
 
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
1. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Marker
Inscription. Describing the conversion of her sister-in-law, Harriet: Harriet left the log house on the evening of Friday, July 21, 1809, between 10 and 11 o'clock to seek the solitude of the Old Church on the Hill... "Harriet stealing up to the church by the light of the full moon in deepest silence, her arms crossed upon her breast and the moon's reflection on her pale but heavenly countenance... I saw the falling tears of love and adoration, while we said miserere and then te deum, which from her childhood had been our family prayers"...

Descending the mountain, she burst forth the full heart... "It is done, my Sisters, I am a Catholic, the cross of our Dearest is the desire of our soul. I will never rest until he is mine!".
 
Location. 39° 40.897′ N, 77° 21.342′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Grotto Road 0.6 miles north of St. Anthony's Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is along right side of the parking lot, behind a temporary trailer. Marker is in this post office area: Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Elder, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); The John Hughes Cabin (a few steps from this marker);
Grotto Spring Water Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
2. Grotto Spring Water
This fountain is located about .1 miles from the parking lot on the pathway to the shrine. "Let anyone who thirsts come to Me and drink ... rivers of living water will flow from within him - John 7:37-38". The blue placard reads: "Please, while others are waiting, take only (1) gallon of water. You may return later for more."
Site of Father Dubois House (a few steps from this marker); Pangborn Memorial Campanile (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornerstone of the Old Church on the Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (within shouting distance of this marker); Amleto Cardinal Cicognani (within shouting distance of this marker); Corpus Christi Chapel (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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