Saturday, May 18, 2019 at WCHS and St. Mary Cemetery

The Fenian Memorial Committee of America would like to offer a long overdue “thank you” to Fr. McCabe for his sacrifice in the name of Irish freedom. The committee has  commissioned Tom Miller, a Minnesota stone cutter, to create a polished granite gravestone legend to be placed at the foot of Fr. McCabe’s Celtic Cross cemetery marker.

George McLaughlin and members from the Fenian Memorial Committee of America will be unveiling the memorial stone on Saturday, May 18, 2019. A benediction, commemoration and celebration of this great man will follow.

More information about this project can be found on the Fenian Memorial Committee of America website:

Saint Mary’s Cemetery

County Road 9, Waseca County, MN 

Grave Ceremony 11am

Bagpipes, Scott Bartell

Color Guard, Waseca American Legion Post 228

Irish National Anthem, Kevin Dooley

American National Anthem, Anne Clayton

Unveiling of Memorial Marker, AOH, Le Sueur and St. Paul

Placing of Memorial Wreath, Amy Nossum and James Ryan

Benediction by Father Gregory Leif, Sacred Heart Church, Waseca, MN

Guest Speaker:  James Ryan, Great-Grandson of Captain George Anthony (Skipper of the Catalpa)

A Blessing from Father McCabe’s Great-Grandniece, Sr. Maeve Brady, read by Mike O’Reilly, County Cavan Association, NY

Oration, George Thomas McLaughlin, Fenian Memorial Committee of America


Reception and Luncheon to follow at Waseca County Historical Society, 315 2nd Avenue NE, Waseca, MN

Post-Reception Celebration, American Legion Post 228

700 South State Street, Waseca, MN