Join us on six Tuesdays at 6:30pm to discuss In Weakness, Strength, a short but insightful overview of Mother Cabrini’s life and spirituality. Bring your questions, curiosity, and desire to learn about and from St. Frances Cabrini. The group begins on September 21. The book is $8.95 and available in…

The Prison Ministry of St. Frances Cabrini Much has been written about Mother Cabrini’s care for children and the sick. Less well-known is that her compassion extended to caring for the souls of prisoners. “The sisters go regularly to the American prisons to visit the inmates and to teach Christian…

Recently while reading Mother Cabrini’s letters we came across a passage dated December 23, 1902: “In Denver the house is located at a height of 5,000 feet… I am sending you a photograph which was taken on the day of the inauguration. You will find me in it too, since…

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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