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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Ceramic Plaque

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Frances Xavier Cabrini Ceramic Plaque

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[1850-1917]. Mother Cabrini was born at Sant‚ Angelo Lodigiano in Italy. In 1877 she founded a new Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Her dream was to send her Sisters to China, but on the insistence of Pope Leo XIII, she sent them instead to the United States. In 1889, she came to the U.S. with the first of her Sisters. Every year she crossed the ocean and eventually founded 67 religious houses, schools and hospitals in Italy, North and South America, Spain, France and England. She died in Columbus Hospital in Chicago. She was a naturalized citizen and in 1946 became the first citizen to be canonized a saint. She is patron of emigrants and immigrants, orphans and hospital administrators. Her feast is December 22.


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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 11/13
Tridentine Calendar - 12/22


Patron Of: Emigrants, Hospital Administrators, Immigrants, Orphans

Also known as

    * Francesca Saverio Cabrini

Memorial

    * 22 December

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    One of thirteen children raised on a farm. She received a convent education, and training as a teacher. She tried to join the order at age 18, but poor health prevented her taking the veil. A priest asked her to teach at a girl‘s school, the House of Providence Orphanage in Cadagono, Italy, which she did for six years. She took religious vows in 1877, and acquitted herself so well at her work that when the orphanage closed in 1880, her bishop asked her to found the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for poor children in schools and hospitals. Pope Leo XIII then sent her to the United States to carry on this mission.

    She and six Sisters arrived in New York in 1889. They worked among immigrants, especially Italians. Mother Cabrini founded 67 institutions, including schools, hospitals, and orphanages in the United States, Europe and South America. Like many of the people she worked with, Mother became a United States citizen during her life, and after her death she was the first US citizen to be canonized.

Born

    * 15 July 1850 at Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Lombardy, Italy

Died

    * 22 December 1917 at Chicago, Illinois, USA of malaria
    * interred at 701 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, New York, USA

Venerated

    * 21 November 1937 by Pope Pius XI (decree on heroic virtues)

Beatified

    * 13 November 1938 by Pope Pius XI
    * her beatification miracle involved the restoration of sight to a child who had been blinded by excess silver nitrate in the eyes

Canonized

    * 7 July 1946 by Pope Pius XII
    * her canonization miracle involved the healing of a terminally ill nun

Patronage

    * against malaria
    * emigrants
    * hospital administrators
    * immigrants
    * orphans

 



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