This summer we’re pleased to be able to display a variety of items Mother Cabrini used when she was in residence at West Park, NY. West Park was the site of the U.S. novitiate and a large orphanage. It was one of Mother Cabrini’s favorite places — spacious, beautiful, and…

The Shrine has been hosting many groups of teenagers from inner-city parishes this summer. It’s a joy to have them here, since these are kids Mother Cabrini would have loved to embrace. I often set the stage for talking about Mother Cabrini by pointing out that she was no stranger…

Sometimes it’s hard to grasp how incredibly difficult life was for the Italian immigrants Mother Cabrini came to serve. In 1889 orphans slept in the streets. Decrepit tenements teemed with families and vermin. Parents worked 12-hour days in dangerous jobs. There were few workplace safety regulations, no social safety net,…

From Mother Cabrini: Italian Immigrant of the Century by Mary Louise Sullivan, MSC Frances Cabrini approached the twilight of her life of loving service and dedication persistent in her missionary efforts. In 1915 she set out for Seattle, where she had to face many difficulties in her efforts to establish…

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