Pop quiz: Who was the first female American citizen to be canonized a saint? Elizabeth Seton? No. Rose Duchesne? No. Katharine Drexel? No. Try St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850- 1917), who was canonized in 1946 by Pope Pius XII. She was born in in Italy but at the suggestion of Pope Leo XIII in 1889, she brought her congregation to the United States...

Community leaders and others will preside over a Zoom conference on Tuesday to change the name of the Dyker Heights Post Office, 8320 13th Ave., to the Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini Post Office building. The renaming is being done to honor St. Francis Xavier Cabrini, also known as Mother Cabrini, an Italian-American nun who was the first American c...

Wednesday December 9 at 7pm EST. Organized by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. Click here for more info & to register. Presented by Christine Contrada. $10. Columbus Day in 2020 was a very different affair for New Yorkers. Overshadowed by a continuing pandemic, there was no parade. Instead, Governor Andrew Cuomo took the opportunity to unve...

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini is somewhat of a big deal among Italian Americans. She is also a pretty big deal to most Catholic immigrants and their children. Mother Cabrini, as she is often called, was born on July 15, 1850. Almost drowning while a child left her in frail health for most of her life, and terrified of water. Nevertheless, Mother Cab...

The feature length film will simply be called “Cabrini.” Before completing the script, executive producer J. Eustace Wolfington and screenwriter Rod Barr read 22 books on the life of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini and spent time in the Vatican archives.  They discovered that Cabrini personally lobbied Pope Leo XIII to found her own missionary religious...

Out there… Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri and his wife, Gianna, of Bedford, N.Y., were thanked for their charitable work with the Cabrini Mission Foundation at a reception at the Bedford Playhouse in Bedford, N.Y. After their daughter Gabriella led a high school project to donate supplies to the foundation last year, the Palminteri...

The story behind the Mother Cabrini statue unveiled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a ceremony in Battery Park on Oct. 12 is one of perseverance and artistic vision. The sculptors, Giancarlo Biagi and his adopted daughter Jill Burkee-Biagi, gave The Tablet an inside view of their process from concept to completion. The bronze statue, depicting a young Moth...

The annual Columbus Day Parade went on as scheduled this year, but looked a little different. Rather than marching through the streets, the Columbus Citizens Foundation moved the annual event online with Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the Grand Marshal of the 76th annual event. The event looked to honor Italian Americans and Cuomo was selected as Grand Marsh...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo observed Columbus Day on Monday by dedicating a statue of the Italian-American saint known as Mother Cabrini in lower Manhattan. The unveiling of the statue came a year after Cuomo announced that the state would commission a monument to the Roman Catholic nun who was canonized in 1946. It stands in a spot by the Hudson Ri...

Mother Frances Cabrini will get the respect — and the statue — she deserves, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday night. In a video address to the Columbus Citizens Foundation, Cuomo said that on Columbus Day, he will unveil a new statue honoring Cabrini. The Post snapped pictures early Saturday of the Cabrini statue on a pedestal — covered in blue...