Holy Name Cathedral installs statue and relic of St. Frances Cabrini

Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St., celebrates the life and legacy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini with a Mass and unveiling of a newly commissioned statue on Oct. 15, 2022. Bishop Emeritus Daniel Turley, OSA, of Chulucanas, Peru, was the main celebrant and homilist of the Mass, which included the blessing of her first-class relic embedded in a bas-relief that will be placed in a reliquary inside the cathedral. Father Gregory Sakowicz, rector of Holy Name Cathedral, blessed and dedicated the statue after the Mass. Mother Cabrini, the first United States citizen to be declared a saint, worked tirelessly on behalf of her fellow Italian immigrants, opened schools, hospitals and orphanages in Chicago and across the United States. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Fathers Marek Smolka and Ryan Brady walk in the entrance procession. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Bridget Zanin proclaims the first reading. Mother Cabrini founded the Missionary Sisters in 1880. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Participants follow along with the program booklet. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Florence Sorensen proclaims the second reading. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Turley delivers the homily. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Turley blesses the relic of Mother Cabrini that is now housed in a small case to the left of the altar along with other relics. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Participants pray during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Turley receives the gifts from Dr. Carol Christiansen who donated the statue. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Turley celebrates the Eucharist. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cabrini Sister Joan McGlinchey, the archdiocese’s vicar for religious, shares the sign of peace. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Sakowicz prays the prayers of blessing over of the statue in the courtyard. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Turley blesses the statue of Mother Cabrini with holy water. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Participants huddle together to watch the blessing and dedication of the new statue. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)