Mother Cabrini's Chapel

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Mother Cabrini's Room

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Mother Cabrini, Founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, arrived in New Orleans in 1892 when there was a huge influx of immigrants to America in search of a better life. The deplorable living conditions of these poor, unskilled, and uneducated people worsened due to the yellow fever epidemics. in 1905 Mother Cabrini established the second of her two orphanages on Esplanade Avenue. Today, her bedroom and the Sacred Heart Chapel are located on the grounds of Cabrini High School. The feast of St. Frances Cabrini, the "Patroness of Immigrants", is celebrated on November 13.

We welcome you to tour Mother Cabrini's Chapel and bedroom. Tours are available Monday through Friday by appointment only. Please call Sr. Alice Zanon, MSC to schedule a visit: (504) 483-8690 or (504) 482-1193 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Saint Frances Cabrini Shrine
3400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 483-8690 or (504) 482-1193
Fax: (504) 483-8671