For the soul busy with a thousand concerns; restore your strength, find new energy, pray and be strong in faith.” – Mother Cabrini
In the early part of the 19th century, it was requested that Mother Cabrini go to Colorado to minister to the Italian immigrants who worked in the mines and on the railroads. Mother Cabrini and her Missionary Sisters established the Queen of Heaven Orphanage in Denver and would often visit and care for the immigrant families. Mother Cabrini purchased property in the foothills of Golden in 1912 as a summer camp for the girls.
With her beatification in 1938, the property in Golden became a place of prayer, pilgrimage and devotion to Mother Cabrini and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1946, the year of Mother’s canonization, Mother Cabrini Shrine was established. The Shrine property features a residential retreat center and hermitage, a chapel / gift shop/conference center, the Cabrini Garden, Meditation Walk, Rosary Garden, the Grotto, the Spring, and the pilgrim walk to the Sacred Heart Statue and the Heart of Stones.
The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, administration, staff and collaborators strive to “provide a unique and peaceful environment for visitors to experience God’s loving presence through quiet meditation and prayer.” This is the mission of Mother Cabrini Shrine.
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The 2016 Mother Cabrini Shrine Gala
With spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and the city of Denver, the 15th Annual Mother Cabrini Shrine Gala took place at the Pinnacle Club at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver. The near sold out crowd, dressed in their finest summer fun attire enjoyed a wonderful evening that included a silent and live auction, raffle and dinner all in support of Mother Cabrini Shrine. Jeff Lewis, Shrine administrator, introduced the Missionary Sisters in attendance and showed the new M.S.C. video that was recently created to showcase the mission and work of the Missionary Sisters and their collaborators. Jeff also gave a short presentation of the Shrine’s mission statement and ministry and explained that the purpose of the gala was to further support these efforts.
The Company for Cabrini Award was given to Valente’s Deli owned by father and son, Larry & Dino Valente. The Valente Family has been so generous to the Shrine providing food and catering for special events as well as memorials in memory of their wife and mother, Elaine.
Two Spirit of Cabrini Awards were given this year; one to mark the years of service Kathy Stortroen has given to the Shrine and the second to honor the thirty years of service of Fr. John Lager, O.F.M., Cap. Both Kathy and Fr. John have given their time and talents to help spread the mission of Mother Cabrini and make the Shrine a better place.
The Shrine also revealed a new video that gives a glimpse of the ministry and mission of the Shrine before a successful paddle raiser for road repairs and other maintenance projects concluded the live auction. To view the new Shrine video click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbdOWHmh5bQ
The money raised at the gala is used for the operations, maintenance and special projects of the Shrine and it helps us continue our ministry and the great legacy of St. Frances Cabrini. We are so grateful to everyone has supported this event over the years. Additional gala photos can be seen at:
Enjoy these beautiful videos to get to know the Shrine and the welcome, peace and healing this special place brings to so many.
Mother Cabrini Shrine
20189 Cabrini Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401