On March 18, 2023 over a hundred people eligible for U.S. citizenship arrived at St. Frances Cabrini Shrine where they were helped by pro bono attorneys and volunteers to complete the complicated application. They were also able to apply for fee waivers, sign up for citizenship classes, and enroll in English classes. Many thanks to the good people at Dominicanos USA and CUNY Citizenship Now for their collaboration on this event!
Sharing Stories that Inspire
On Sunday, January 15 MSC novices Evon Somirla, Evarlyn Ndeti, and Bezunesh Elias spoke at St. Frances Cabrini Shrine about their faith and how they discerned the path to follow in the footsteps of Mother Cabrini.
Eager attendees provided a delicious potluck lunch that featured Filipino, Ethiopian, Dominican, and American dishes. The most common comment: “This was so inspiring!”
Collecting Winter Clothing for Bused-in Migrants
St. Frances Cabrini Shrine in New York has been collecting toiletries and other items for migrants bused-in from the southern U.S. border since August. Now with colder weather setting in, the Shrine reached out to neighbors for donations of gently-used coats, sweaters, boots, hats, scarves and gloves. What generosity!
All these items are heading downtown to a parish situated between two huge migrant shelters, where it will be distributed to people in need.
~ submitted by Julia Attaway, Executive Director, St. F.X. Cabrini Shrine
To view a brief video of the many donations please click here
Sharing Precious Cabrinian Artifacts
On June 7th, Julia Attaway, Executive Director of the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, NYC receives a document case from Janet Bauman, Scanning Specialist Holy Spirit Library, Cabrini University. The document case contains materials from the St. Frances Cabrini Collection at Cabrini University.
The materials which include Mother Cabrini’s business card, checks and promissory notes signed by Mother Cabrini, and a facsimile of the Saint’s will are on loan to the shrine for the upcoming exhibit, “The Everyday Life of Mother Cabrini.” The exhibit is set to open in July.
Cabrini Immigrant Services – NYC Offices are Truly Blessed
On Friday, May 20, the beautiful new offices of Cabrini Immigrant Services of NY at 701 Fort Washington Avenue were blessed by Fr. Tom Faiola, OFM, Cap. The ceremony was followed by a picnic on the lawn with the Missionary Sisters and staff from CIS-NYC and St Frances Cabrini Shrine.
Cabrini Immigrant Services-NYC relocates to St. F.X. Cabrini Shrine
Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC has finally moved to our new location!
We opened our doors on the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Shrine property on Monday, May 2nd.
After almost 23 years at 139 Henry Street, we saw the need to move our offices to the upper side of Manhattan. We believe the services we offer are also needed by the community of Inwood and the surrounding neighborhoods. The big difference is that our food pantry needed to be relocated at 207 Street at the Good Shepherd Parish to share the space with their food pantry however, it will continue to be under our care.
The legal services are now offered at our new location.
As we opened our doors we welcomed our clients with joy and a sense of newness since the place is brand new to all of us. In our new surroundings, sometimes we get lost searching for someone’s office – but, we just laugh about it.
Now we are able to offer to our clients a better space in which to visit and to receive the services they need.
All of us are happy for having a place where we feel at home.
A Blessed Divine Mercy Sunday at St Frances Xavier Cabrini Shrine in New York
The Shrine was blessed last Sunday with beautiful flowers, good music, and the presence of the Missionary Sisters. Following the 11am Mass Missionary Sisters Renee Kittelson, Dianne McKenna, and John Giani showed the video Divine Mercy 101 and were on hand to answer questions. Also present were Sr. Aynalem Paulos, MSC Sr. Ayantu Abera, MSC and the novices Evarlyn Ndunge and Evon Somirla, who regularly help out at the Shrine on Sundays.
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the St. Frances X. Cabrini Shrine, New York City Announce Good News for the Institute
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the St. Frances X. Cabrini Shrine, New York City
Announce Good News for the Institute
It is with great joy that I share the news that on, February 2, the World Day for Consecrated Life, Evon Somirla and Evarlyn Ndeti became novices with the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Both young women help out at the Shrine regularly, and are much beloved. We ask you to keep them in your prayers.
Additional joy arrives at the Shrine later in the month, when Final Profession of Vows takes place for Sr. Asnakech Asefa, MSC,
Sr. Aynalem Paulos, MSC, and Sr. Berhane Ashebo, MSC. You are warmly welcome to join us for this special Eucharistic celebration. Please pray for these Sisters in coming weeks as they prepare for their perpetual vows.
Grillin’ and Chillin’ at the St. F.X. Cabrini Shrine in NYC
Last Sunday was St. Frances Cabrini Shrine’s first Volunteer Appreciation BBQ. Nearly three dozen volunteers turned out to meet each other, chat, and enjoy the rare city experience of food cooked outdoors on the grill.