Chicago, Ill., Nov 4, 2012 / 17:14 pm
After being closed for 10 years, the reopening of the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicago has helped energize the religious congregation she founded.
Sister Joan McGlinchey, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus' representative at the shrine, said Mother Cabrini had "particular concern" for the poor and vulnerable, and the shrine "celebrates and remembers her holiness and her mission."
The shrine's reopening is a "coming back to life" and a "rebirth" for the missionary congregation Mother Cabrini founded, Sr. McGlinchey told CNA Nov. 2.
She said she feels "very hopeful and joyful" now that the shrine is open again.