Thursday, July 18, 2019

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Feast Day – November 13 – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin is the Patron Saint of

1. Immigrants,
2. Hospital administrators,
3. Lincoln

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Nuns/Sisters who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year B

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin brief life History

Date of Birth July 15, 1850
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Nun and founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Place of Work United States of America
Date of Death December 22, 1917 (aged 67)
Place of Death Chicago, Illinois, US
Feast Day November 13
Beatification By Pope Pius XI on November 13, 1938
Canonization By Pope Pius XII on July 7, 1946
Patron Saint of 1. Immigrants,
2. Hospital administrators,
3. Lincoln

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Feast Day Short life History

Frances Xavier Cabrini, also called Mother Cabrini was an Italian-American religious sister, who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a Catholic religious institute that was a major support to the Italian immigrants to the United States. She was the first naturalized citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church, on July 7, 1946.

Cabrini was born July 15, 1850, in Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, in the Lombard Province of Lodi, then part of the Austrian Empire

At thirteen Francesca attended a school run by the Daughters of the Sacred Heart. Five years later she graduated cum laude, with a teaching certificate. After the deaths of her parents in 1870, she applied for admission to the religious congregation of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart at Arluno. These sisters were her former teachers but reluctantly, they told her she was too frail for their life.

She became the headmistress of the House of Providence orphanage in Codogno, where she taught, and drew a small community of women to live a religious way of life. Cabrini took religious vows in 1877 and added Xavier to her name to honor the Jesuit saint, Francis Xavier, the patron saint of missionary service.

In November 1880, she and six other women who had taken religious vows with her founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (M.S.C.).

In September 1877, Cabrini went to seek approval of the pope to establish missions in China. Instead, he suggested to her that she go to the United States to help the Italian immigrants who were flooding to that nation in that era, mostly in great poverty. “Not to the East, but to the West” was his advice.

Cabrini left for the United States, arriving in New York City on March 31, 1889, along with six other sisters. She encountered disappointment and difficulties at every step. Archbishop Michael Corrigan, who was not immediately supportive, found them housing at the convent of the Sisters of Charity, where they were allowed to stay as long as necessary. She obtained the permission of the archbishop to found an orphanage, which is located in West Park, New York today and is known as Saint Cabrini Home.

Cabrini was naturalized as a United States citizen in 1909.

Cabrini died of complications from dysentery at age 67 in Columbus Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, on December 22, 1917, while preparing Christmas candy for the local children. By that time, she had founded 67 missionary institutions to serve the sick and poor and train additional sisters to carry on the work.

Her body was originally interred at Saint Cabrini Home, an orphanage she founded in West Park, Ulster County, New York.

Today’s Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Feast Day Quote:

Cabrini was naturalized as a United States citizen in 1909.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Feast Day
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Feast Day