“God has done it all: I have only been a spectator of God’s work.”

— St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

In 1890, Mother Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus had to beg for alms to support the growing number of orphans in their care. Their willingness to sacrifice everything to bring people to know, love, and serve Jesus continues to inspire us today.

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As of today Northern Manhattan has been designated a Yellow Zone under NY’s COVID-19 safety rules. This new designation primarily affects dining establishments. Houses of Worship are still permitted to operate at 50% capacity. There will therefore be no changes to the Shrine’s Mass schedule, though we have opted to…

A gentleman named Julio Guzmán came to the Feast Mass last week and lingered afterward to tell us a remarkable story. He’d moved recently, and in the process of packing up came across a memento of his maternal grandfather’s funeral. On the front was a picture of Mother Cabrini. Mr….

St. Frances Cabrini is widely known for her energy, her generosity, and her vibrant love for those most in need. It’s easy to admire her but (powerhouse that she was) sometimes a bit hard to imitate her! One way to grow to be like Mother Cabrini is to focus less…

As home to the largest sacred relic in New York City, St. Frances Cabrini Shrine greets many devoted visitors who arrive with the intention of drawing closer to Mother Cabrini both physically and spiritually. We also greet Catholics who wander in not knowing much about Mother Cabrini. Many have never…

This past Monday I trekked down to lower Manhattan with a friend to see the new statue of Mother Cabrini. After the unveiling (at which two of the Missionary Sisters assisted) and after the governor left, the public was permitted to enter. Because of steady rain and because the event…

The Shrine continues to seek ways to help our friends and neighbors find peace in the midst of the stresses of the pandemic. Beginning October 14 we will extend our hours on Wednesday evenings to provide a quiet, candle-lit time for private prayer and reflection. A local musician will provide…

In September of 1899, Mother Cabrini purchased property at 701 Fort Washington Avenue. The land overlooked the majestic Hudson River and offered serenity, good air, and proximity to the city. She immediately re-named the estate Sacred Heart Villa. Bustling with life, Sacred Heart Villa served as a reception house for…

We’ll be holding Mother Cabrini’s Feast Day celebration over three days this year to provide maximum space and safety. We look forward to seeing you! Friday, November 13 Mass in English at 12 noon Saturday, November 14 Italian Mass at 12 noon Filipino Mass at 3:00 p.m. Mass for Health…

It’s easy to feel disconnected or unsettled when we’re unable to live life as usual. Mother Cabrini’s wisdom in this letter written in 1894 aboard the ship Fulda offers a refreshing perspective when we’re feeling at sea. “The sisters, remembering that today is the anniversary of my profession, were sad…

Last week Ms. Marion Higgins stopped by the Shrine. As a young girl her arms and hands were completely covered with warts, and other children refused to touch her or hold her hand. When she was seven her father brought her to a specialist, who documented the condition and then…

A few weeks ago I discovered a nondescript 3-ring binder in a corner of my office closet. As I opened it my heart skipped a beat: inside were pages and pages of yellowed newspaper clippings. Some were from 1938, describing Mother Cabrini’s beatification. Others were from 1946, covering her canonization….

We are happy to announce that Mother Cabrini’s carriage has been moved from West Park and is now on permanent display at St. Frances Cabrini Shrine in Manhattan. Mother Cabrini worked, vacationed and visited regularly in West Park. This horse-drawn carriage was her method of transportation. She and her Sisters…

We are very honored to have the presence of Cardinal Dolan join us in the celebration of St. Frances Cabrini’s Birthday on Saturday, July 13th. The Mass celebration will be at 12 noon. Please come and join us in honoring St. Frances Cabrini, Patron of the Immigrants!

Conversation with Jane Best, Co-Founder, “God’s Love We Deliver”

A section of the mosaic showing Mother Cabrini tending to a disabled child. Credit Emon Hassan for The New York Times By Michael Luongo Born in Italy in 1850, Mother Cabrini founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, often called the Cabrini order, to help the poor….

St. Frances Cabrini

“Love, today, must not be hidden; It must be active, vibrant and true.”

St. Frances Cabrini

“As I see it, the mission is this:Loving other human beings-wherever they are in the world, and letting them know that there is a God who loves them unconditionally, now, as they are.”

St. Frances Cabrini

“Prayer is a great comfort. It is the life of the soul, though its effects are not always visible.”

St. Frances Cabrini

“I felt something I could not explain. It seemed as though I were no longer of this world; my heart was filled with Glory. I know it was the Holy Spirit.”

St. Frances Cabrini

“There is room here for
every talent and inclination.”

“Today, love must not be hidden… it must be living, active and true!”

— St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Visitor Information

A sacred space to pray, rest and be nourished.

Shrine Hours

Tuesday thru Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (7pm on Wednesday)

Closed Mondays and major holidays

Gift Shop Hours

Tuesday thru Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed Mondays and major holidays

English Mass Schedule

Sunday: 9:00 am and 11:00 am with Adoration 1:00-2:30

Tuesday-Friday: 12:00 pm followed by Adoration

Saturday: 9:30 am followed by Adoration

Spanish Mass Schedule

Sunday: 3:00 pm

Last Saturday of every month, 2:00 pm

NOTE: The Shrine follows all currently recommended COVID-19 protocols.


How you can get to the Cabrini Shrine in Northern Manhattan.

Subway: The elevators at 190th Street are currently under repair. Take the A train to 181st Street and exit the station at the 184th St end, taking the elevator up to Fort Washington Avenue. Turn right and either take the M4 bus two stops to 190th Street or walk ten minutes. The Shrine is one-half block past 190th St on the opposite side, behind the stone wall.
Open Tuesday thru Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bus: Take the M4 bus, get off at 190th Street.

By Car: From midtown Manhattan, take the Henry Hudson Parkway northbound and Riverside Drive to Fort Washington Avenue. Turn left onto Fort Washington Avenue. Visitors may use the free parking in the lot next to the Shrine.

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701 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10040
Tel: 212.923.3536

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    Saint Frances Cabrini Shrine is available for retreats, weddings, funerals, and baptisms.

    • Our Retreat Room is a bright, sunny room with four large windows opening onto a wooded courtyard. The capacity is 50-75 people.
    • The Music Room has a capacity of 40-60. A grand piano is available.
    • The Cabrini Lawn adjacent to the Shrine is a secluded lawn that is perfect for an outdoor rosary, prayer group or picnic. Chairs and tables can be set up outside for your group.

    Call 212.923.3536 for more information.


    Saint Frances Cabrini Shrine Retreat Room

    The Cabrini Shrine is adjacent to Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters.

    “The St. Frances Cabrini Shrine is located in a quiet neighborhood in upper Manhattan, adjacent to stunning Fort Tryon Park. The park features Heather and Alpine gardens as well as scenic views of the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades. The area was the site of the Battle of Fort Washington during the American Revolutionary War.

    A 10-minute walk into the park brings you to the Cloisters Museum, which houses the Medieval art and architecture collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Cloisters are the home of the renowned Unicorn Tapestries, cloistered galleries and gardens, a large collection of statuary and stained glass, and Robert Campin’s spectacular Mérode Altarpiece (c. 1422). A seasonal café offers light meals within the museum.

    There are also several casual restaurants in walking distance from the Shrine, and Arthur Avenue, the delicious “Little Italy of the Bronx” lies a 15-20 minute drive away.


    Fuentidueña Chapel: A twelfth-century apse from this Spanish Chapel loaned to the Cloisters by the Spanish government. A magnificent twelfth-century painted Spanish wood crucifix hangs from the arch.