Gail Frohlinger is rarely found without a crochet needle in her hand. For her, crocheting is more than just a hobby. It’s a way for her to demonstrate her Catholic faith.
A few hundred Catholics from all over the Diocese of Brooklyn marched through Carroll Gardens Sunday, Oct. 3, expressing their devotion to the patron saint of immigrants, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini. She began her U.S. ministry in that neighborhood more than 130 years ago.
Concert pianist Donna Weng Friedman knows first-hand the vicious anti-Asian hatred that erupted in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There’s more than meets the eye in Brooklyn’s own Mother Cabrini statue and shrine, including a rich collection of symbols, features, and historical references representing the inspiring life of the beloved saint.
It was a long time coming for the Diocese of Brooklyn to have its own Mother Cabrini statue, but the faithful finally got to see the final figure. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio unveiled and blessed the statue and shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini — also known as Mother Cabrini — outside her Brooklyn parish, Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen Church on June 11.
After Mass on the Feast of the Sacred Heart on June 11, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will officially unveil and bless the Diocese of Brooklyn’s own statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, also known as Mother Cabrini.
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.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Italian Apostolate will hold a procession and Mass on Oct. 6 in support of a public statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.
Michael and Illisse, both 30, make the extra effort because they feel strongly connected to Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen’s. They aren’t the only ones. A number of parishioners, who once lived near the church, still come back to Mass there every Sunday, even after they have moved away. They come from Westchester County, Long Island, Staten Island and other parts of Brooklyn.
The relics of St. Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, are concluding their visit to the Brooklyn Diocese but devotees will still have the chance to see them in East Flatbush and Carroll Gardens.