Mother Cabrini

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This is a statue of Mother Cabrini. Cabrini High School is named after Mother Cabrini or St. Francis Cabrini, the first saint to be identified in the United States. The facility of the school extends to Esplanade Avenue directly behind Moss Street. The facility on Esplanade was an orphanage at one time. Mother Cabrini came to New Orleans in 1895 and helped the orphans in the French Quarter. Her religious sisters and she, with the assistance of Captain Pizzati, moved to Esplanade Avenue in 1910. Here they ran the orphanage and helped educate the Italians who were moving into the area. The school was started in 1959 and is an all girls’ Catholic School. The two-story complex on Moss Street was completed in 1965. She supposedly haunts the old building.


Guest - Jun 18, 2005 10:25 AM EDT
Thanks I do love history so you might expect more history writeups in the future. I have done some in the past if you look at my historic pictures, such as the statue of PGT, you will find similar writeups.
Guest - Jun 18, 2005 10:12 AM EDT
I knew she was a saint but I enjoyed your write up on the history. Very interesting.
Guest - Jun 18, 2005 05:26 AM EDT
Nice picture, great writeup on the history. Carol

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