Mother Cabrini Memorial Commission

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Honoring Mother Cabrini

On Columbus Day Weekend 2019, Governor Cuomo announced his full support for a new memorial honoring Mother Cabrini, an Italian-American nun who came to the United States as an immigrant and dedicated her life to public service on behalf of the less fortunate.

The Governor appointed 19 members to a new Commission that oversaw the creation of a statue honoring Mother Cabrini. The Commission called for artists to submit design proposals for the new statue and after a thorough review process, recommended New York City-based sculptors Jill and Giancarlo Biagi to design and build a memorial to Mother Cabrini. The Memorial was unveiled on Columbus Day 2020.

Mother Cabrini Memorial Unveiled

The Memorial includes interpretive panels highlighting Mother Cabrini's service to Italian-American immigrants and the poor in New York including building dozens of orphanages, hospitals, and schools.

The Heroic Legacy of Mother Cabrini

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Dedicates Newly Installed statue of Mother Cabrini in Battery Park City

Mother Cabrini was a great New Yorker and a great Italian-American immigrant who did untold good for the people of this state, and there is no doubt she is deserving of a statue in her honor.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Mother Cabrini Memorial Competition

Calling All Architects and Artists

Call for Artists

The Mother Cabrini Commission is seeking proposals for design of the new statue honoring Mother Cabrini.

Memorial Site

The Commission has identified an area south of South Cove in Battery Park City in NYC as the site for the Mother Cabrini statue.

Competition Schedule

Eligible artists must submit their application and design by January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM in order to be considered.

Mother Cabrini Memorial Competition

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