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Only in Print: Mother Cabrini’s Compassion Found Its Home in Carroll Gardens

The Cabrini Chapel, once located on Degraw Street, closed in 1997. (Photo: Courtesy of Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen Parish Archives)

WINDSOR TERRACE — The woman whom Pope Francis heralded as a shining example of “love and intelligence” in ministering to the needs of immigrants and helping them become integral members of their new homelands, goes by the birth name of Francesca Saveria Cabrini, better known as Mother Cabrini.

Under the orders of both Bishop Giovanni Battista Scalabrini of Piacenza, her diocese, and Pope Leo XIII, Mother Cabrini was expected to help thousands of Italian immigrants in the United States.


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