St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances was born in Lombardi, Italy, on July 15, 1850, the youngest of 13 kids. At eighteen, she desired to turn into a nun, however poor well being stood in her method. She helped her mother and father till their loss of life, after which labored on a farm together with her brothers and sisters. One day a priest requested her to show in a ladies’ faculty and she or he stayed for six years. At the request of her bishop, she based the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to look after poor kids in colleges and hospitals. Then, on the urging of Pope Leo XIII, she got here to the United States with six nuns in 1889 to work among the many Italian immigrants. During the following twenty-seven years, within the face of nice obstacles, she traveled extensively and the congregation unfold everywhere in the United States. She turned an American citizen in 1909. Frances died in Chicago, Illinois, on December 22, 1917. She was canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1946 and have become the primary American citizen to be so honored. St. Frances was named patroness of immigrants by Pius in 1950.


Graceful living

St. Frances serves as a fantastic instance of a lady who, by means of her humble service to God, was in a position to set up greater than fifty hospitals, colleges, orphanages, convents and different establishments. She didn’t search for fame and fortune, however solely to serve God and mankind, and thru her humility and love of God, she achieved greatness.

O Jesus, I really like you very a lot. Give me a coronary heart as massive because the universe. Tell me what You want that I do, and do with me as You will.

— Traditionally attributed to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini


St. Frances, by means of your humility and willingness to serve others, you achieved a lot for mankind. Dear St. Frances, please pray for us that we could dwell our lives in service to others. Ask the Lord to present us the grace every day to die to ourselves, that we could dwell for Him. Amen.

Other Saints We Remember Today

  • St. Didacus (fifteenth Century), Bishop, Martyr
  • St. Stanislaus Kotska (1568) Jesuit novice, Patron of Poland, younger college students, and people with damaged bones



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