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Only in Print: Catholic Artist ‘Models’ Mother Cabrini | November 23, 2019

Scott LoBaido, an artist from Staten Island, hopes to submit his art to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s commission to build a full-size bronze statue honoring the patroness of immigrants. (Photo: Emily Drooby)

MANHATTAN — Mother Cabrini is on a roll.

Ever since the saint was snubbed by New York City first lady Chirlane McCray’s She Built NYC’s panel to build public statues of historic women, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini — an Italian-American nun known for serving immigrants in the United States — has drawn so much public support that Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York state will fund a statue of her.

One of Mother Cabrini’s advocates has been Scott LoBaido, a Catholic artist from Staten Island…

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