In a letter Tuesday to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis reflected on the role of their foundress, St. Frances Cabrini, explaining how her example is a fitting guide for the challenges of migration we face today. “The centennial of the death of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini is one of the main events marking the journey of t...

Chicago filmmaker Lucia Mauro has wrapped shooting on her third film, a documentary titled Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People’s Saint, in honor of the first American citizen saint’s 100th anniversary. Filming took place over the summer in Mother Cabrini’s native Italy (Milan, Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Codogno, Rome) and in Chicago, Ill, where Mother C...

The National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is holding a fundraiser Wednesday evening at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. The shrine, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., is engaged in a yearlong celebration of the first U.S. saint to mark the centenary of her death. A nonprofit, it attempts to continue her work in Chicago. Mother Cabrini, who...

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...

As part of the centenary of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, a panel of Chicago scholars and historians will explore the extraordinary impact and legacy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini on the city of Chicago in the areas of education, healthcare, out-reach to immigrants. The event will take place on June 10 at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Str...

Queste 10 donne italiane e italoamericane hanno lasciato il segno negli States: dalla politica alla cultura, dalla religione allo sport, 10 storie che connettono le due sponde dell'oceano Che siano figlie di umili immigrati, cresciute nelle varie Little Italy a pastasciutta e olio buono, o che siano arrivate in America da adulte inseguendo una nece...

Quest'anno ricorre il Centenario della morte di Santa Francesca Cabrini, Patrona degli emigranti, che ha dedicato anima e vita all'assistenza agli emigranti italiani di fine 800 negli Stati Uniti. Il CISEI - Centro Internazionale Studi Emigrazione Italiana - in collaborazione con il Museo Diocesano di Genova e con il supporto della Fondazione Migra...

Milano chiama New York per sensibilizzare gli amanti dell'arte sulla necessità di raccogliere fondi per il restauro del Duomo e della guglia dedicata alla madre dei migranti, Santa Francesca Xavier Cabrini che lega con un ponte virtuale la capitale lombarda con la Big Apple. Ieri l'organizzazione nonprofit International Patrons of Duomo di Milano...

  WTI Magazine #63    2015 June, 27Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   The first American citizen proclaimed saint was born in Italy. Francesca Xavier Cabrini was born in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano on July 15, 1850. At 24 she decides to devote her life to God and becomes a missionary. In 1880 Francesca founds the Congregation of the Congre...

Ardley Hanemann is President of Cabrini High School. Cabrini, an all girl school located on Moss Street across from Bayou St. John, has a long history in the Crescent City. The school's origins trace to 1892, when Archbishop Francis Janssens requested that Mother Cabrini come to New Orleans to help the City's many Italian immigrants.   Mothe...