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

— St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

In 1889, 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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They arrived as part of an extraordinary pilgrimage that united 12 parishes from Long Island. Excited and prayerful, the young adults relished learning about Mother Cabrini. But rather than have us tell you about their experience here, this month we invite you to hear what our pilgrims had to say,…

Mother Cabrini was born on July 15, 1850. This year we will celebrate her birthday the Friday and Saturday beforehand. On Friday, July 12 at 8:30pm we will screen the movie CABRINI on the Shrine’s lawn. Bring a blanket and your own refreshments. Free, though donations are always welcome. Presented…

For someone with a deep fear of water, Mother Cabrini found great peace while at sea. The reason was simple: “My secure boat is the Sacred Heart, my star of the sea is Mary, and my protector is Saint Frances Xavier, the wonder worker.” But she would not voluntarily get…

In 1933, eight year old Anna DeCuitiis arrived in West Park, NY. Her family had broken apart. Their father, unable to care for five children, placed Anna and her sister with the Missionary Sisters at the big orphanage Mother Cabrini founded overlooking the Hudson River in Ulster County. Sad, hurt,…

What joy! On Saturday, May 25 the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will make its first stop in Manhattan at St. Frances Cabrini Shrine. It is expected to arrive here at about 1:30pm and to depart at 3:00pm en route to Central Park and points beyond. Please join us in greeting them……

A nor’easter on November 26, 1950 made driving from Mulberry Street to Columbus Hospital difficult. The labor that Mrs. Fusco endured once she finally made it to the hospital Mother Cabrini founded was not easy, either. Complications arose: the umbilical cord was wrapped around baby Joseph’s neck. As Joseph, now…

Mother Cabrini rushed to the hospital as soon as she heard Fr. Lepore was shot. According to early reports, a man named Giuseppe Sorice entered Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, began an argument with the pastor over a game of cards, then fired three rounds. Fr. Lepore wrested the…

What’s the best book about Mother Cabrini? How can I learn more about her? What’s real and what’s not in the movie?  We’ve received a ton of inquiries since the CABRINI movie launched. The best way to learn is to visit the Shrine, where you can learn about Mother Cabrini…

They arrived at 7:45 a.m., having already been to Mass and walked two miles from the Bronx. Their backpacks were the sole indicator that they had four days and 100+ miles to go to reach their destination: the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia, in Philadelphia. We gave them…

The new movie CABRINI, distributed by Angel Studios, opens Friday, March 8 at over 3,000 theaters nationwide. You can find out where it is showing at Angel.com. Our opinion? The biopic is very, very good. Starring Cristiana Dell’Anna (pictured above, on a visit to the Shrine in February), it is…

Mother Cabrini was in Rome when the unexpected letter arrived. The Very Reverend Father Campbell, provincial of the Society of Jesus in New York, wrote that he’d had “an inspiration” to sell her the Jesuit novitiate house overlooking the Hudson. Two Jesuits who’d met Mother Cabrini while she was setting…

Ana (not her real name) knocked loudly on the door before the Shrine officially opened. She knelt in front of the altar as soon as we let her in, and  remained in prayer a long time. I happened to be going to get a cup of coffee around the time…

Five commissioners and their stenographers descended upon the orphanage in Dobbs Ferry, New York, early in the morning. It was a surprise visit. The Advisory Committee to the New York Commissioner of Public Charities, John Kingsbury, had been tasked with investigating child care institutions, and it had decidedly political –…

If we’d seen them come in on their bicycles, the three religious who visited at around noon yesterday might have been our pilgrims of the month. But it was only as they departed, helmets strapped over their veils, that we realized how they’d arrived. The octave of  Christmas is always…

Less than two weeks after Mother Cabrini landed in the U.S. she wrote to the Sisters in Italy asking them for fabric for habits and veils. They needed an extra set. She’d quickly learned that the Sisters had to always look neat and tidy, “… or they will call us…

Sunday, December 24 4th Advent Mass at 9:30 & 11 in English, 3pm in Spanish Christmas Vigil Mass at 8pm Monday, December 25 The Nativity of the Lord, Mass at 11am Note: the Shrine will close following the Mass Tuesday-Friday, December 26-29 Mass at 12 noon, Adoration 12:30-1:30pm Saturday, December…

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 draw close to Jesus through the intercession of St. Frances Cabrini

Shrine Hours

Tuesday thru Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed Mondays and major holidays

Gift Shop Hours

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

English Mass Schedule

Sunday: 10:30 am with Adoration 1:00-2:30 pm

Tuesday-Friday: 12:00 pm with Adoration until 1:30 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am with Adoration until 11:00 am

Misa en Español

Domingo: 3:00 pm      Primer sábado del mes: 12:00 pm

Visiting with a group? See our pilgrimage page


How to 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 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 park 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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    St. Frances Cabrini Shrine is adjacent to Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters.

    “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 and 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 Met Cloisters Museum. The Cloisters houses the Medieval art and architecture collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum is 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 casual restaurants in walking distance from the Shrine, and Arthur Avenue, the delicious “Little Italy of the Bronx” lies a 15 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.