How Can I Support the Shrine?

The world is too small to limit ourselves to one point; I want to embrace it entirely and reach all its parts

-- St. Frances Cabrini, 'Travels'


The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization deriving its income through private donations, tour group and retreat fees, sales from our gift shop and by profits resulting from our signature Benefit.  The Shrine receives no funding from Chicago’s Archdiocese or any parish.  Your support is vital to our efforts in providing our ministry.  By making a gift to the Shrine, you make a difference and make our world a better place to live.  We are profoundly grateful for your generosity and pray for God's blessing for you and those dearest to you.

Ways To Support The Shrine

Donate Today

Make an instant gift to the Shrine today by clicking HERE.


Automatic Contributions/Recurring Gifts

You may authorize the Shrine to charge a credit card automatically on a recurring basis for any amount.  To arrange for a recurring gift (weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually), simply click here. Under donation frequency, please choose how often you would like to make your gift. 


Donor Advised Funds

The Shrine accepts gifts made through your Donor Advised Fund.  Please contact your financial advisor for details.


Matching Gifts

Those wishing to contribute to the Shrine can double their gift if their employer is a matching gifts company. To inquire, please contact your Human Resources Department.


Perpetual Spiritual Enrollments/Mass Requests/Light A Vigil Candle 

Entrust a loved one or even yourself to the care of Mother Cabrini.


Cabrini Wall of Remembrance Plaques 

Preserve the memory of a loved one by placing a plaque on Mother Cabrini's Wall of Remembrance. Her wall space is located up the stairs to the chapel and just to the right upon entry to the chapel.


Gift Naming Opportunities

Honor a special someone through many of our unique naming opportunities. Dedicate a pew in the chapel to a special someone or dedicate a garden bench in memory of your special someone.


Planned Giving Gifts

Making a planned gift is for anyone who has a generous spirit who wants to designate their gift to the Shrine while they are living.


Gifts of Stock

The Shrine accepts gifts of stock.  Please consult with your financial advisor regarding details.  We are happy to provide all the needed information to transact this option.


Shrine Annual Benefit

Support the Shrine's key fundraiser held annually.


Giving Tuesday Campaign  

Held annually, the Shrine participates in a Giving Tuesday Campaign.


End of the Year Appeal 

Help us accomplish our mission by supporting the Shrine though our annual End of the Year Appeal Campaign.


Amazon Smile  

While you're shopping, donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases back to the Shrine. Visit to shop and give back.


Volunteer at the Shrine 

Learn how your time and talents can make a difference in the mission of the Shrine.


For additional information in making gifts to the Shrine, please contact Sr. Bridget Zanin, MSC at 773.360.5733 or Barbara Willis, Development Manager, at 773.360.5746.



P: 773.360.5115
F: 773.432.7043





A Spiritual Center and
An Architectural Masterpiece
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