Cabrini Mission Integration CommitteeOn Tuesday, September 20, several members of Cabrini High School’s Mission Integration Committee attended a pilgrimage to the original orphanage on St. Philip Street, formally known as the Cabrini Day Nursery. The historic property that served as Mother Cabrini’s first home in New Orleans presently serves as the home of Dr. Carlos A. Trujillo. The visit included a private tour of the property by Bryan Drude.

Mother Cabrini established the orphanage on this site in 1892 when she came to New Orleans to care for the many immigrant children orphaned by yellow fever outbreaks. Outgrowing the St. Philip Street space by 1905, St. Francis Cabrini had built another orphanage on Esplanade Avenue that operated until 1959 when it was closed and the space transformed into Cabrini High School.

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