What's New at St. Frances Cabrini Shrine NYC

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…

One of the delightful items in the Shrine’s museum is a pair of Mother Cabrini’s well-worn shoes. They are identical; there is not a left shoe and a right, because cobblers charged more for that kind of customization. Eventually, with enough wearing, the shoe would conform to the proper foot….

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