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Chicago, Illinois: The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (Mother Cabrini)


About Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini:

The story of America’s first citizen saint is one of tremendous perseverance. She founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and order which has grown world wide.  Much of her time was spent in Chicago where she built three hospitals; among them was Columbus hospital, where she lived and passed away.



About the National Shrine of St Frances Xavier Cabrini:

The room of Mother Cabrini at her shrine in ChicagoHer room was preserved as a shrine, but in 1998 the hospital was sold to a developer, and there was concern that the shrine itself would be lost.

After a decade of being closed, the Sisters and the developer reached an agreement that allowed the high-rise to be built but still preserved the shrine. It was re-opened in 2012 as a free -standing building.


The Shrine is closed on Mondays and open Tues-Fri from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guided tours are available upon request.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays at 3:00 p.m.

Masses: Saturday 4:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration: Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Traveling to the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini:

Address: 2520 N. Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

GPS coordinates: 41° 55′ 44.1948” N, 87° 38′ 24.6840” W

Tel: +1 (773) 360-5115

e-mail: director@mssh.onmicrosoft.com

Click here for the official website of the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicago

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Photo courtesy Mother Cabrini Shrine, Chicago

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