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Lincoln Park Gems – National Shrine of Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini

Posted on July 7 , 2017

Described as “a spiritual center and architectural masterpiece in the heart of Lincoln Park,” the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini is worth a visit, especially this year as they celebrate 100 years of St. Cabrini’s spirit and mission.

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini was built in 1955 to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Mother Cabrini, a missionary woman who helped shape America’s social and health care system in the early twentieth century. In 1946, Mother Cabrini was canonized as America’s first citizen-Saint.

There are many frescoes of Mother Cabrini at the Shrine which tell her story. Visitors are encouraged to seek out the self tour welcome booklet in the lobby information rack.

On Sunday, July 9, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. join the National Shrine of Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini for a special Birthday Mass served by His Excellency Most Reverend Jerome Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee.

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
2520 N. Lakeview

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