“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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Mother Cabrini’s Feast Day The Feast of St. Frances Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants, falls on November 13. This year we will celebrate with five Masses over two days: Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Individual veneration of a first-class relic of Mother Cabrini will be available following each…

Mark your calendars for a series of four terrific concerts this October to benefit organizations working directly with newly-bused in asylum seekers. The lineup includes: Venezuelan Classical   Saturday, October 8 at 7:30pm Featuring Venezuelan soprano Maria Brea, with Manuel Laufer, piano and Francesca Khalifa, piano Latin Jazz   Saturday, October 15…

Mother Cabrini’s Letters Mother Cabrini was a prolific letter writer. Each year she wrote hundreds of letters to prelates, to her Missionary Sisters, and for business transactions. Much of her day was spent in correspondence. One of the great joys of reading the saint’s letters is that we get a…

“Free yourselves and put on wings…” ~ St. Frances Xavier Cabrini St. Frances Cabrini and the Doves On the morning of July 15, 1850 a  flock of white doves descended upon the yard of Agostino Cabrini. The frugal Italian farmer quickly shooed them away from his newly-harvested wheat. As he…

On Thursday, September 22 the Shrine will host a bilingual Mass for all who grieve someone who died by suicide. Please invite those you know who have experienced this particularly painful loss to join us for comfort, healing, and companionship in moving forward. Doors will open for a quiet musical…

Photo above: 701 Fort Washington Avenue as it looked when Mother Cabrini purchased the property. Mother Cabrini led an extremely productive life, founding schools, hospitals, dispensaries, and orphanages in nine countries on three continents. The “little nun” (as she called herself) had a single focus: to draw hearts to Jesus….

Hundreds of immigrant families have been bused to New York City from the southern border in recent weeks. They have been placed in all-purpose City shelters, and the influx has strained City resources. To respond to the needs of our newest neighbors, five Cabrini institutions — The Cabrini Mission Foundation,…

A simple basket sits inside the altar rail at the Shrine. As the week goes by it fills with prayers in many languages. Gauging from our conversations with visitors, we can guess the contents: they are prayers of thanksgiving, grief, concern for others, yearning for safe transit for a family…

This Saturday the Shrine will participate in the NY Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House, offering guided tours of the Shrine at 12pm and 2pm. Stop in to learn why Mother Cabrini’s remains rest here, visit our new “A Day in the Life of a Saint” exhibit, or simply spend…

Please join us on Saturday, July 16 to celebrate Mother Cabrini’s 172nd birthday! Festivities include Mass with Bishop Gerald Walsh in English at 11am, a concert by Junior Gil in Spanish at 12:45pm, Mass in Spanish with Bishop Josu Iriondo at 2pm, and an open house at Cabrini Immigrant Services…

A four-year old named Adam stopped in at the Shrine the other day. He was with his grandmother. They dashed in because of a sudden downpour and stayed until it was time to pick up Adam’s sisters from school. Adam had a million questions. What did Mother Cabrini die of?…

The spring of 1895 saw Mother Cabrini traveling from New Orleans to Panama. The intent of the journey was to comfort the Missionary Sisters who had been abruptly expelled from Nicaragua due to a sharp shift in the political environment. The Sisters had taken refuge in Panama, where they were…

On Saturday, June 11 artist Bernard C. Winter will speak about his art installation, The Painted Psalms, which is open at the Shrine through June 30. Bernard has spent many years pondering, praying, and painting the Psalms. His colorful, thoughtful work reflects the many layers of meaning in these core…

Join us on the lawn each Wednesday in June for jazz from around the globe. We’ll start with Klezmer, move on to Afro-Cuban, detour to New Orleans for some NOLA Gumbo, enjoy a Pan-Asian Chamber Jazz ensemble, and finish up with jazz from Brazil. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and…

Join us on the lawn on five Sundays in May — plus Cinco de Mayo! — as the Multicultural Music Group joins us to uplift different cultures and highlight stories of human diasporas. Each concert focuses on a different border region in the western hemisphere: Sunday, May 1 at 5pm:…

This Friday, April 8 at 7:30pm the outstanding Continuum Wind Quintet will be at the Shrine to play a benefit concert for health care workers. Their program is exciting, interesting, and well worth attending. Want a sample? Pop over to the Shrine’s Facebook page for a quick listen to their…

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

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A sacred space to pray, rest and be nourished.

Shrine Hours

Tuesday thru Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Tuesday-Friday: 12:00 pm followed by Adoration

Saturday: 9:30 am

Misa en Español

Domingo: 3:00 pm      Último sabado del mes: 2:00 pm


How you can get to the Shrine in Northern Manhattan.

Subway: Take the A train to 190th Street and use the elevator to get to Fort Washington Ave. The Shrine is across the street slightly to your left, 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.

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    Give them a powerful spiritual experience and the opportunity for peaceful prayer in a sacred space… and introduce them to the first American citizen to be canonized as a saint.

    What Can You Do at the Shrine?

    • Hear a docent speak about Mother Cabrini’s inspiring life, mission, and faith
    • Find out how the saints can help each of us find God’s plan for our lives
    • Learn about the role sacred relics play in faith
    • Visit the Shrine’s museum, which contains first-class relics of over 25 saints
    • Attend our daily Mass or participate in a prayer service your team designs
    • Browse our religious goods shop

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