Parts of Western New York have transformed into movie sets as crews filming "Cabrini" take up residence at almost three dozen locations. Tuesday they were at the American Red Cross on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. "37 locations in about 45 days," said Justin Hank, locations manager for the film. "Shooting in and around Buffalo and in and around the c...

The Buffalo Niagara Film Office recently announced principal photography is underway on TIFF’s “People’s Choice Award”-winning director Alejandro Monteverde’s “The Untitled Cabrini Film” in Buffalo. Production will conclude in Rome, Italy, in the early fall. “The Untitled Cabrini Film” is based on a story by Monteverde (“Sound of Freedom,” “Bella”)...

This past year has certainly been one that has revolved around St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. Following the unveilings of two larger-than-life statues of Mother Cabrini in Manhattan and Brooklyn (in October 2020 and June 2021 respectively), the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine decided to commemorate two other significant moments in the saint’s life. On July...

On July 7, the 75th anniversary of the canonization of Mother Cabrini, the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Shrine in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan opened two exhibits in honor of the patroness of immigrants and hospital administrators. Mother Cabrini was canonized on July 7, 1946 by Pope Pius XII.  On Saturday, July 17, retired Auxiliary B...

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is a beacon of hope and life, the general superior of the order founded by the saint, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, wrote Tuesday to mark the 75th anniversary of the foundress’ canonization. Saint, lover of Christ, businesswomen, entrepreneur, advocate for the vulnerable, audacious, servant, educato...

The life of an Italian immigrant who later founded one of the largest charitable organizations in the world will be captured in a film that includes scenes to be shot in Buffalo beginning next month. Hundreds of people are sought to be hired as paid extras. The film, Cabrini, will be a biopic of Francesca Saviero Cabrini, who was later known as Fra...

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...

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 statue of the woman known as the patron saint of immigrants will be permanently displayed in a shrine outside Sacred Hearts & St. Step...

Our tour of the United States takes us this time west to the Centennial State: Colorado. Here, too, there is a vibrant community that celebrates Italy, gathered around a successful magazine that for exactly 10 years has been led by a young Italian American, Jenna Capra.  We thank her three times: because with the magazine she directs, Andiamo! she...

Cristiana Dell’Anna, star of the HBO Max crime series Gomorrah, has landed the lead role of U.S. Catholic nun Frances Xavier Cabrini in Alejandro Monteverde’s true story feature retelling Cabrini. Production starts June 28 in Buffalo, NY and NYC. Mother Cabrini was an Italian-American Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sac...