This shrine honors the first American-born saint canonized in the Roman Catholic Church. A young widow who converted to Catholicism, Mother Seton lived here with her children as she began both the Catholic parochial school system and a new order of religious women. The church, a minor basilica, is a beautiful monument, but the nearby houses -- the Stone House (built about 1750) and the White House (built for her in 1810) -- offer a glimpse of her life here in the mountains. The guides are quite patient with children.