Today we ask you to set aside time to pray for victims of human trafficking, and for the conversion of heart of those who manipulate and abuse them. According to the United Nations’ Global Report on Trafficking, trafficking victims are targeted when they are vulnerable. The isolation and economic hardship…

Last week the Shrine welcomed over 1,500 teens on pilgrimage en route to the Redemptoris Mater conference being held in Gettysburg, PA. It was wonderful to meet so many young people engaged in their faith, seeking Christ, and asking the intercession of Mother Cabrini. We hosted groups from California, Texas,…

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, July 17 to celebrate Mother Cabrini’s 171st birthday! We’ll have Mass, mariachi, cake, activities for kids, and great joy.  See the full schedule below.

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…

On June 2, 1951 a young deacon named Peter Smith was ordained to the priesthood in the chapel at Mother Cabrini High School. His unusual path to the priesthood began shortly after his birth. Peter was born on March 13, 1921 at Columbus Hospital in New York, one of the…

May 23, 1890 New York J.M.J.F Oh, my daughters, have great confidence in the Holy Spirit! He can soften the hardest hearts, pacify the rebellious, sweeten embittered souls, inflame tepid souls, fortify the weak, steady the wavering, convert the proud to humility, the disobedient to obedience and the avaricious to…

Last October the Shrine began “Making Space for Serenity,“ a series of Wednesday-evening music meditations. Our goal was simple: to provide our neighbors a respite from their cramped apartments by giving them a COVID-safe environment where they could de-stress, experience beauty, and find some peace. Over 20 programs and 24…

“Our beloved Jesus promised us His Holy Spirit. Yet we know that the divine promises are fulfilled through prayer and the sublime exercise of charity and union. “This excellent virtue of prayer, while it signifies the union and charity we necessarily must have among ourselves… signifies still another unity each…

In this letter from 1899, Mother Cabrini writes about the role Our Lady of Grace played in the founding of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. “Oh, happy is the one who loves Mary! What care and tenderness this good Mother has for us!… “She rejoices when…

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