It’s easy to feel disconnected or unsettled when we’re unable to live life as usual. Mother Cabrini’s wisdom in this letter written in 1894 aboard the ship Fulda offers a refreshing perspective when we’re feeling at sea. “The sisters, remembering that today is the anniversary of my profession, were sad…

Last week Ms. Marion Higgins stopped by the Shrine. As a young girl her arms and hands were completely covered with warts, and other children refused to touch her or hold her hand. When she was seven her father brought her to a specialist, who documented the condition and then…

A few weeks ago I discovered a nondescript 3-ring binder in a corner of my office closet. As I opened it my heart skipped a beat: inside were pages and pages of yellowed newspaper clippings. Some were from 1938, describing Mother Cabrini’s beatification. Others were from 1946, covering her canonization….

We are happy to announce that Mother Cabrini’s carriage has been moved from West Park and is now on permanent display at St. Frances Cabrini Shrine in Manhattan. Mother Cabrini worked, vacationed and visited regularly in West Park. This horse-drawn carriage was her method of transportation. She and her Sisters…

We are very honored to have the presence of Cardinal Dolan join us in the celebration of St. Frances Cabrini’s Birthday on Saturday, July 13th. The Mass celebration will be at 12 noon. Please come and join us in honoring St. Frances Cabrini, Patron of the Immigrants!

Conversation with Jane Best, Co-Founder, “God’s Love We Deliver”

A section of the mosaic showing Mother Cabrini tending to a disabled child. Credit Emon Hassan for The New York Times By Michael Luongo Born in Italy in 1850, Mother Cabrini founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, often called the Cabrini order, to help the poor….

Mother Cabrini, Saint of the Green Card. Photo by Michael Luongo. By Michael Luongo Worshipers who queued this weekend to pay homage on her Feast Day to Mother Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants, urged politicians to emulate her pioneering work and spirit. The statue, draped with a purple ribbon,…

For three years, the sisters at St. Frances Cabrini Shrine NYC gave a home to their Jewish neighbors who had lost their place of worship. The young congregation from Fort Tryon Jewish Center would gather each week in Mother Cabrini High School to pray and sing while their children would…

“You don’t get in a rickety old boat unless you’re desperate. We have an abundance and we will be blessed as we welcome the stranger because once we welcome them, that stranger is no longer a stranger, but is a neighbor, is a friend, is our family members.”

© 2015 St. Frances Cabrini Shrine.
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