Diocese Announces Procession, Mass to Support Mother Cabrini Statue

Oct 05, 2019 437

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Italian Apostolate will hold a procession and Mass on Oct. 6 in support of a public statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. The procession will start at 3 p.m. in Mother Cabrini Park in Carroll Gardens, the site of the church where Mother Cabrini first ministered to poor Italian immigrants when she arrived in New York in 1889. The procession will end at Sacred Hearts – St. Stephen Church, Carroll Gardens, with a Mass at 4 p.m..

Last year, New York City first lady Chirlane McCray asked New Yorkers to submit the names of influential women they would like to see honored, and even though Mother Cabrini received the most votes, McCray didn’t choose the saint among the seven women to be honored with a statue in the first phase of a program called “She Built NYC.” 

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SOURCE: https://thetablet.org

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