Chicago’s New Mother Cabrini Shrine Opens in Park West
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Chicago’s New Mother Cabrini Shrine Opens in Park West

Chicago’s already impressive collection of religious architecture has a new addition to tempt the tourists and serve the faithful. The new National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini opens Monday, October 1st in Park West, just across the street from the Lincoln Park Zoo. The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus have been working on this project for a decade, which saw the demolition of the old Columbus Hospital,...

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Construction of New Cabrini Greenlit in Lincoln Park

This past Thursday (November 17, 2011), construction began on the new National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (2520 North Lakeview Avenue)  in Lincoln Park. Better known locally as “Mother Cabrini,” the nun wanted to go to China to establish orphanages and help the poor there.  Instead, she was sent to America, to help the burgeoning nation during its early-century turmoil, coping with a flood of Italian, and...

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