In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Canonization of
Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini on 7 July 1946, the First American Citizen Saint,
this special Jubilee Year will begin on
Saturday November 13, 2021 and conclude on
Sunday November 13, 2022.



Along with the Plenary Indulgence for those pilgrimaging to the Shrine during the Jubilee Year, we have the great honor and privilege to acknowledge the generous gift from a Benefactor of a statue of Mother Cabrini to be installed in a prayer garden at Holy Name Cathedral in October 2022. Plans are underway to accomplish this great gift at the cathedral campus. Thus, the Plenary Indulgence can also be gained by pilgrimaging to Holy Name Cathedral, a place where Mother visited and worshipped.

Additionally, we plan to offer talks, symposiums, and prayer opportunities all of which are being deliberated and assessed at this time. A long-term desire would be the creation of an academic foundation at the Shrine in regards the life, works, and spirituality of Mother Cabrini, along with resources for future apostolic endeavors in areas of social concern, such as immigration and health care, to name just two.

It is incumbent upon all of us, all children of immigrants to these United States, and especially we Chicagoans who were gifted by her presence and her passing into eternity at Columbus Hospital in 1917, to develop and respond to God’s call to greater love of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This call includes the totality of love, by demonstrating our faith and love by our deeds. We choose to reclaim the great imperative of service, especially to all immigrant people. And we begin everything in prayer, invoking our great Catholic Traditions of devotion and Holy Intercessors, especially Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini.

It is in the great joy of God’s Love that we commit to this Jubilee Year as our impetus to move outwards from merely the Shrine campus in Lincoln Park, the city of Chicago, the Archdiocese of Chicago, even the United States of America. We desire that Mother Cabrini once again be known worldwide and to light the way back to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, that all people know of His love for them, and they meet Him in us.

For Transit and Parking Information:
 Transit and Parking Information |
The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (cabrininationalshrine.org)

Please know that we have parking available in the garage on the south side of Deming, between Lakeview and Clark St. 

If you are driving north on Lakeview, you will pass the Shrine and turn left on Deming. The parking garage is after the Hampden Ct. stop sign, but before you get to Lurie Children's Clinic.  If you are driving north on Clark, turn right on Deming, the garage is immediately past Lurie on your right. 

Press the button on the intercom; let attendant know you are visiting the Shrine.

You will find the Shrine parking places by turning right as soon as you get to the bottom of the entrance ramp. Park in any spot on main floor marked “Church Parking.”

If you walk up the ramp closest to the parking and use that exit door (St. James Pl.), turn to your left and you'll find us a half block down on the corner.