New York, New York: Mummified Mother CabriniA genuine American saint, canonized in 1946, is visible inside a clear glass box in a far-off corner of New York City.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Chapel
- 701 Ft. Washington Ave., New York, NY
- St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Chapel. Ft. Washington Avenue, at 190th St. By subway: A train to 190th St. in Manhattan. Follow the signs for The Cloisters, and take the elevator to the surface. Walk up the stairs to the street (Fort Washington Ave.) and turn left. The orange brick building about a block south and across the street is the Cabrini Shrine.
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Visitor Tips and News About Mummified Mother Cabrini
The mummified remains of the first American saint, Frances Cabrini, are on display under the altar at her shrine in Manhattan.[Erik Lander, 08/13/2007]
Mother Cabrini (1850-1917), America's First Canonized Saint (in 1946), is visible in the altar at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Chapel at Mother Cabrini High School. The site notes that her's is the only actual saint body displayed in its entirety. Except for the head, which is somewhere in Italy, and has been replaced with a wax rednition. Postcards are available.[Roadside America Team, 01/01/2001]