Statue of Mother Cabrini Unveiled in Battery Park

In a major moment for Catholics and immigrants in New York City, a statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was officially unveiled on Columbus Day. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), popularly known as Mother Cabrini, is the patron saint of immigrants.

A Statue for Mother Cabrini in Battery Park

Dear Editor: Well, despite my Brooklyn birth and growing up in East New York at the then parish of St. Malachy’s, I fully support the South Cove site in Battery Park for the new statue of Mother Cabrini (“Mother Cabrini Statue Will Be Placed in Battery Park,” Dec. 21.) 

Mother Cabrini, the Person of the Year

This year will remembered as one of division. The nation was divided as a seemingly futile impeachment exercise paralyzed the country.

Mother Cabrini Statue Will Be Placed in Battery Park

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini’s statue will be built in Battery Park City on a spot facing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, a fitting spot for the Italian-American saint, who is known as the “patroness of immigrants.” 

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

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.