Mother Cabrini Shrine

 

Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini  -  November 13

Mother Cabrini

The feast of Mother Cabrini is celebrated on November 13. Mother is the first naturalized American Saint canonized in Rome on July 7, 1946. We thought we would share some facts about Mother Cabrini that you might enjoy. 

Francesca Maria Cabrini was born prematurely to Stella and Agostino Cabrini, the tenth of eleven children. They lived in a northern Italian town called San Angelo. The parents were from a middle class farming society. Francesca grew up with only five siblings and by the time she was elven years old only three siblings remained – Maddalena, Rosa and Giovanni Battista. Francesca was small, fragile, weak and prone to fevers and had contracted malaria in her missionary journeys.

Francesca’s parents died in the same year when she was 20 years old. She obtained a teacher’s diploma and taught for two years in the public school in the town of Vidaro. At 23 she requested admission into two religious congregations but both refused her because of her poor health. The bishop asked her to assist at the House of Providence where she gathered the first six companions for her new religious congregation. 

Mother Cabrini traveled 23 times across the ocean despite her fear of water. She was present in the USA for over 13 years and in Europe for over 11 years and in Latin America for a little over 3 years. All her ocean voyages totaled 9 months of travel. From 1880 to 1917, Mother founded 67 institutions.

Given her frail health, her numerous travels and the many schools, orphanages, and hospitals that she established, it is easy to understand that her favorite scripture passage was “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.”

 

             An excerpt from Pope Francis’ “Joy of the Gospel”

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“Those who have a true encounter with Christ find their lives filled with happiness. This is a deep happiness that brings inner emptiness to an end because these Christians are set free from selfishness. They are saved. I want to encourage everyone who experiences this to spread the word, beginning a new chapter in the history of the Church.”

 

 

 

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Activities at Mother Cabrini Shrine

Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic main churchMain Chapel
The Mother Cabrini Shrine chapel is open to the public 7 days a week……

Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic stairway of prayerStairway of Prayer
The stairway of prayer leading to the 22-foot Statue of the Sacred Heart consists of 373 steps that are adorned by the Stations of the Cross, the Mysteries of the Rosary and the Ten Commandments.


Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic the springThe Spring
In 1912 Mother Cabrini discovered The Spring of water and to this day, water still flows from it. Many pilgrims, through their faith, believe the water has brought healing and peace to their lives.


Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic heart of stonesHeart of Stones
Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, this labor of love and devotion was built by the Sisters and the orphan children being cared for at the Queen of Heaven Orphanage


Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic meditation walkMeditation Walk
Need a place you can go to find peace and quiet?


Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic rosary gardenRosary Garden
The Rosary Garden brings another dimension of prayer in a beautiful and captivating setting.


Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic the grottoThe Grotto
The Grotto is a place for pastoral ministry, as many pilgrims light candles before the Mother Cabrini altar to pray and ask her intercession with the Sacred Heart and His Holy Mother.


Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic gift shopThe Gift Shop
The Mother Cabrini Shrine has a retail gift shop offering various mementos of a visit to the Shrine as well as religious articles to help celebrate those religious milestones in life.


Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic stained glassStained-Glass Windows
The beautiful stained-glass windows, just off the Main Chapel…

Retreat and Wedding Information

Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic retreatsRetreats
We provide a variety of retreat and conference facilities at Mother Cabrini Shrine.


Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic conference hallConference Facilities
Our conference room is located in the Main Building


Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic weddingsWeddings
Our chapel is available for Catholic weddings.


Mother Cabrini Shrine pilgrimage sunday golden colorado catholic memorial servicesMemorial Services
Our chapel is available for memorial services