Sister Gabriella Linati, age 24, was a novice when she was selected as one of the six Sisters to accompany Mother Cabrini to the U.S. in 1889. Her notes are our main source of what the first voyage across the Atlantic was like. March 26, 1889    After lunch a…

Holy Week Schedule Palm Sunday, March 28     9:00 am & 11 am Mass (English)   |   3 pm Mass (Spanish) Holy Thursday, April 1      Mass of the Last Supper   5 pm Good Friday, April 2         Good Friday Liturgy   12 noon  |  Stations of the Cross   3:00…

Can’t get to the Shrine to see our What is a Relic exhibit? A few pieces of good news! The exhibit is being extended through June 29. It will then transition to a different location at the Shrine to make space for a new exhibit (hint: July 7, 2021 is the…

“You are so good to me, St. Joseph. Imprint your image within me and always give me the grace of enjoying my beloved Infant Jesus! Beloved Joseph, your gifts are great and I do not have enough words to thank you… to you I entrust all, to you I entrust…

Mother Cabrini arrived in the U.S. in 1899, during the second great wave of immigration. A million Italians had arrived on American shores in the previous decade. Three million more would arrive before Mother Cabrini died in 1917. But it wasn’t just Italians who were were pouring in. In 1890,…

Ash Wednesday, February 17 Mass at 12 noon and 5pm Note there will be no Making Space for Serenity music on Ash Wednesday. Shrine Lenten Schedule Mass Schedule: Tuesday-Friday: 12 noon (English) followed by Adoration Saturday: 9:30 am (English), last Saturday of the month 2 pm (Spanish) Sunday: 9:30 and…

The snow began to fall today just as 9am Mass began. It looked lovely. All the same, a corner of my mind kept track of the accumulation. The Shrine’s maintenance man has Sundays off; I’d have to figure out the logistics of shoveling and sanitizing between the 9 and 11am…

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,…

Among the interesting items on display at the Shrine’s What is a Relic? exhibit is a small silver reliquary. It contains first-class relics of the saints Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, Barbara and Rosalie. You can stop by to venerate these whenever the Shrine is open. The authentification paper for this…

“Themes from the Life and Spirituality of Mother Cabrini” Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Time: 9:00 am MST/ 10:00 am CST/ 11:00 am EST Sponsored by the National Shrine of St. Frances X. Cabrini, Chicago, IL in collaboration with The Cabrini Retreat Center, Des Plaines, IL, with the gracious participation of…

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