Mother Cabrini Shrine Inc.

Escape to Mother Cabrini Shrine, located in the foothills of Golden Colorado for a spiritual get-a-way. It is a beautiful, peaceful oasis with spectacular views of the city and the mountains. Please support this historical Colorado landmark.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
Mother Cabrini Shrine Inc.
Former Name(s)
N/A
Acronym
The Shrine
Date Established
1933
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-0405262
Addresses
Headquarters Address
20189 Cabrini Blvd.
Golden, CO 80401
Colorado Location
N/A
Mailing Address
N/A
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
N/A
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
303-526-0758 x212
Web/Email
Email
joann@mothercabrinishrine.org
Website
www.mothercabrinishrine.org
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Mission Statement

In keeping with the spirit of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, staff and volunteers of Mother Cabrini Shrine provide a unique and peaceful environment for visitors to experience God's loving presence through quiet meditation and prayer.

Organization History

In 1902, Mother Cabrini came to Colorado at the invitation of Bishop Matz to open a school in north Denver. In 1905 the Queen of Heaven Orphanage opened its doors to girls ages two to fifteen.

In 1909 Mother Cabrini purchased some land in Mount Vernon Canyon to establish a summer camp for the girls at the orphanage. She acquired the site at a very reasonable price because it did not have a good source of water. When Mother Cabrini accompanied her Missionary Sisters and the orphan girls to the summer camp, Mother Cabrini pointed her cane to a rock and asked one of the Sisters to lift it. The spring of water was discovered. On that same visit, they hiked to the summit for a picnic lunch and viewed with delight the majestic, snow-topped mountain peaks piercing the clear, blue sky. Mother Cabrini then sent the Sisters and girls to gather white rocks which they arranged on the ground in the form of a heart surrounded by a cross and crown of thorns. "The heart is a symbol of the great love Jesus has for each of you," Mother Cabrini told them. On July 7, 1946, Frances Cabrini was declared a saint. The summer camp became Mother Cabrini Shrine, a place of prayer and pilgrimage in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Today, the Shrine continues to provide spiritual nourishment to thousands of pilgrims and visitors who come to seek the peace and tranquility found on this holy ground.

While feeding people's spiritual lives is an integral part of our mission, we also strive to remain true to values and legacy of Mother Cabrini. Her mission was to serve the poor and help the immigrants. We have several programs in place such as giving excess food donated to us to the Jefferson County Action Center on a weekly basis. The Shrine identified the need for a printed, comprehensive resource guide for social services in the Denver Metro Area. We created a handbook and distribute over 2,000 copies each year. They are provided to people who do not have access to a computer and the book is updated on a regular basis . The resource book includes information on where to find food, shelter, clothing, employment and many other services. There is also an online version of the book on our website.

We strive to reach out to the ever-growing immigrant population. We have special services twice a month as well as provide a space for them to build community. The Hispanic community especially will often spend an entire day at the Shrine with their family.

We also participate in the Severe Weather Collection project which is an ecumenical group of churches who provide food, shelter and clothing to the homeless. The Shrine does a drive several times a year to collect warm clothing to donate to the collection.

Mother Cabrini Shrine does not have outside sources of revenue. Donations, gift shop sales, retreat fees, our annual gala and other fundraising programs account for the Shrine's income. The funds raised at this year's gala will be used for operations and on-going capital improvements. Some of the monies raised at this gala will also be used for a new, permanent pavilion over the picnic area at the Shrine as well as furniture for our retreat facilities and other maintenance needs. Thank you for your support of Mother Cabrini Shrine.

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