Gala to fete centenary of Mother Cabrini

Jun 14, 2017 1418

The National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini will celebrate the life, legacy and mission of its namesake with a gala reception from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on July 19 at the Chicago History Museum. This year marks 100 years since Mother Cabrini’s earthly life ended and her eternal life began. While the gala is an annual event, in 2017 it is part of a yearlong series of events commemorating the impact Mother Cabrini made on the lives of Chicagoans in the areas of education, healthcare, outreach to immigrants, spiritual support and social welfare.

The gala will include a cocktail reception and festive Italian dinner, as well as silent and live auctions. The event supports National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, located at 2520 N. Lakeview Ave. in Chicago, and the ongoing work of the missionary sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Chicago. The gala will honor St. Frances Cabrini, her missionary sisters, and the physicians who worked alongside Mother Cabrini to found Columbus Hospital and Columbus Extension Hospital.

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