“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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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…

Palm Sunday    April 10 Mass in English     9am       11am Mass in Spanish    3pm Maundy Thursday    April 14 Mass of the Lord’s Supper   5pm Good Friday     April 15 Good Friday Liturgy   12pm Stations of the Cross    4pm Seven Last Words       …

A tragedy unfolded in New Orleans on March 14, 1891: the largest mass lynching in United States history. The eleven men killed were Italians. The day before nine Italians accused of murdering city police chief, David Hennessy had been acquitted. Two were declared not guilty because no evidence had been…

Join us on Sunday, March 20 for the annual celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph, coordinated by the Filipino community. The afternoon will begin with Adoration at 12pm, followed by Mass at 1pm with Fr. Ryan dela Pena celebrating. St. Joseph’s bread will be distributed following the Mass.

Today we honor St. Katharine Drexel, an extraordinary woman who served Native Americans and minorities across the United States. In 1906 Mother Katharine met with Mother Cabrini, to ask her advice on getting her new order’s Rule approved. The two women were about the same age, only 8 years apart….

Today is Ash Wednesday, and the Shrine will celebrate Mass at noon and 5pm. This Lent we will offer a variety of programs to help you grow in faith. Drawing as Prayer is a 3-part workshop that directs the meditative acts of doodling and sketching to God. Combining pencil and…

This past Thursday the Shrine was filled with vibrant joy as more than 50 Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus gathered from around the world to witness the perpetual vows of three Sisters from Ethiopia. Sr. Asnakech Asefa, Sr. Aynalem Paulos, and Sr. Berhane Ashebo made lifelong vows…

This week our popular Making Space for Serenity music program resumes. Each Thursday at 6:30pm we will illuminate the Shrine with candles and offer an hour of soothing music. There will be no talking… No screens… No agenda. Just plenty of room in a beautiful space with beautiful music to…

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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