Women and Spirit Exhibit

“Three years before Ellis Island opened, a seemingly frail sister from Italy arrived in New  York. Frances Cabrini had hoped to go to China, but Pope Leo XIII had instructed her: “Your China is in the United States.”  Thus read the entry for Mother Frances Cabrini in the exhibit:  Women & Spirit:  Catholic Sisters in America.  The three year travelling exhibit detailed the history of nuns in America.  The exhibit ran through June 2012 and was showcased at various sites including Ellis Island and the California Museum of History, Women & the Arts in Sacramento, CA.   The exhibit showed how Sisters built up the largest private parochial school system in the world, hospitals, and over one hundred women’s colleges. Mother Cabrini was featured in the exhibit and several of the items from the College’s Cabriniana Room were on display.


Mother Cabrini showcased at the Women & Spirit exhibit. Some of Mother Cabrini’s personal items include her pewter travelling set.

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