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...

The extraordinary life of Mother Cabrini is going to become a major motion picture and you could be in it! The casting director is looking for native Italian speakers who also speak English, ages 6 to 70 years old—no acting experience necessary. Filming will take place in NYC and Buffalo from June to August 2021.Email CabriniTheMovie@gmail.com if y...

We are reaching out in hopes that your organization can assist us with our search for talent in the upcoming feature film "CABRINI," directed by Alejandro Monteverde. We are searching for talent between 6 and 70 years old for whom Italian is their first language, and who also speak english. Please find role descriptions below. Based on true events,...

NOIAW’s Greater Washington, DC and Rhode Island Regions invite you to join us for an online presentation on the life and work of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), popularly known as “Mother Cabrini,” a determined Italian nun who together with seven other sisters founded a missionary order and at Pope Leo XIII’s request, traveled “not East, bu...

Pop quiz: Who was the first female American citizen to be canonized a saint? Elizabeth Seton? No. Rose Duchesne? No. Katharine Drexel? No. Try St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850- 1917), who was canonized in 1946 by Pope Pius XII. She was born in in Italy but at the suggestion of Pope Leo XIII in 1889, she brought her congregation to the United States...

Community leaders and others will preside over a Zoom conference on Tuesday to change the name of the Dyker Heights Post Office, 8320 13th Ave., to the Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini Post Office building. The renaming is being done to honor St. Francis Xavier Cabrini, also known as Mother Cabrini, an Italian-American nun who was the first American c...

Wednesday December 9 at 7pm EST. Organized by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. Click here for more info & to register. Presented by Christine Contrada. $10. Columbus Day in 2020 was a very different affair for New Yorkers. Overshadowed by a continuing pandemic, there was no parade. Instead, Governor Andrew Cuomo took the opportunity to unve...

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini is somewhat of a big deal among Italian Americans. She is also a pretty big deal to most Catholic immigrants and their children. Mother Cabrini, as she is often called, was born on July 15, 1850. Almost drowning while a child left her in frail health for most of her life, and terrified of water. Nevertheless, Mother Cab...