Frances Xavier Cabrini was born on this date (July 15) in 1850 in today’s Italian region of Lombardy. She entered the sisterhood at a young age, and by 1880 had formed her own order with seven other women — the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The good works performed by the order soon got the attention of Bishop Giovanni Scalabrini...

Figuring out what God wants from you can feel really confusing, but St. Francis Xavier Cabrini shows us how it’s done. Her gift for discerning and submitting to God’s will makes her an amazing role model for modern women and men. It’s a little funny that “discerning God’s will” is such an opaque prospect for many of us, because this approach is “en...

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, more commonly known as Mother Cabrini, the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini will celebrate with a Jubilee year beginning on her feast day, Nov. 13. To kick-off the celebration, Bishop Robert Casey, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will lea...

A musical about the life of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Italian-born Roman Catholic nun known as Mother Cabrini to the many immigrants in New York she served in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tells Cabrini’s story through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl with multiple sclerosis (MS) who sees the trailblazing nun as an inspiration for her...

A few hundred Catholics — many using canes or walkers — meandered through the streets Sunday, Oct. 3, in a procession to show their devotion to the patron saint of immigrants, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini. The Italian Apostolate of the Diocese of Brooklyn sponsored the procession, as well as the Mass that followed at Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen Pa...

As Catholics mark on Monday the 75th anniversary of Frances Xavier Cabrini becoming the first naturalized American saint, Colorado is celebrating the second Mother Cabrini Day, a state holiday that closes most government offices. Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1031 last year to replace the controversial Columbus Day for the patron saint of immi...

On Thursday, October 7, 2021, we are delighted to host our annual Benefit Event at the Chicago Yacht Club Monroe Station. This year we celebrate "Mother Cabrini in Chicago..A History of Mission..and Legacy of Service." Cabrini National Shrine 2021 Benefit Event is our primary fundraiser of the year and provides important support for our Shrine mini...

Parts of Western New York have transformed into movie sets as crews filming "Cabrini" take up residence at almost three dozen locations. Tuesday they were at the American Red Cross on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. "37 locations in about 45 days," said Justin Hank, locations manager for the film. "Shooting in and around Buffalo and in and around the c...

The Buffalo Niagara Film Office recently announced principal photography is underway on TIFF’s “People’s Choice Award”-winning director Alejandro Monteverde’s “The Untitled Cabrini Film” in Buffalo. Production will conclude in Rome, Italy, in the early fall. “The Untitled Cabrini Film” is based on a story by Monteverde (“Sound of Freedom,” “Bella”)...

This past year has certainly been one that has revolved around St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. Following the unveilings of two larger-than-life statues of Mother Cabrini in Manhattan and Brooklyn (in October 2020 and June 2021 respectively), the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine decided to commemorate two other significant moments in the saint’s life. On July...