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New Orleans Sights

Cabrini High School and Mother Cabrini Shrine

  • 1400 Moss St. Map It
  • Bayou St. John
  • Educational Institution

Updated 04/10/2014

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Mother Frances Cabrini, the first American-citizen saint (she was canonized in 1946), purchased the land between Esplanade Avenue and Bayou St. John near City Park in 1905 and built the Sacred Heart Orphan Asylum here. She stayed in the Pitot House, which was on her property until she gave it to the city during construction of the orphanage. In 1959 the institution was converted to a girls' high school in St. Cabrini's name. Her bedroom has been preserved as it was when

she lived here, filled with personal effects and maintained as a shrine. Tours of her room and Sacred Heart Chapel are available by appointment.

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Sight Information

Address:

1400 Moss St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70119, United States

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Phone:

504-483–8690

Updated 04/10/2014

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