BUT how could she be a saint? She was rejected from a convent for bad health, she spoke with a thick Italian accent in her adopted land, she traveled all over to found schools, hospitals, orphanages and other social institutions, she was a U.S. citizen and she drank wine!!! Mother Cabrini, as she is popularly known, came from peasant stock – the s...

Domenica prossima, 21 dicembre, a Magnacavallo - capitale morale dell'emigrazione mantovana - si celebrerà un evento in memoria di Francesca Saverio Cabrini, Patrona degli Emigranti. L'evento si articolerà in due momenti: prima la Santa Messa nella chiesa parrocchiale alle 10:00 e poi la visita al Museo dell'emigrato "Wally Cremaschi Miglioret...

Surprisingly enough, Italy has contributed more to the world than just Assassin's Creed and bunga-bunga parties. Sure, there were Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Fellini who have frequently been buffeted in a sandstorm of reverence for the feats they've accomplished. But by citing merely handful of names – mainly out of ignorance – we commit an injustic...

Veteran's Day celebrationOur Veteran's Day celebration will take place on Wednesday. November 11th, lunch at 12 noon and we will show "Basilone - Marine Corps Legend & American Hero." The cost for the lunch is $5. Your check is your reservation. Reservations must be made by November 9th   St. Frances Xavier Cabrini CelebrationSt. Frances...

Did you know that March is Women's History Month? In honor of all the Italian-American women that have shaped the people we've become, whether it be mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters or friends, we're dedicating this blog to the matriarchs that have continued to push our families forward and make the world a better place.   To add to the...

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for better treatment of child-migrants, as he praised their patroness, Italian-American Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, who died 100 years ago this year.   Addressing faithful and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square following his Angelus address, the pope renewed his call for prayerful and concrete solidarit...

Saint Frances Cabrini was the first U.S. citizen and Italian American to be canonized. She was born on July 15, 1850, in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano – a small village near Milan, Italy. She was the youngest of 13 children, and her parents were wealthy cherry tree farmers. Frances worked alongside her parents and siblings while also attending school....

The 70's have been an important decade among the Italian Americans: a renewed sense of pride for their heritage grew through the community, and important organization were founded. One of these is NOIAW, the National Organization of Italian American Women. Aileen Riotto Sirey, Ph.D., is one of the founders and Chair Emerita of this beloved institu...

In the apse of a midcentury chapel in Upper Manhattan, there is a sparkling mosaic mural that depicts the life of America's first saint, Frances Xavier Cabrini.   The mural was recently restored to its original luster using period tiles, or tesserae, made of various types of marble (Carrara, Botticino) as well as gilded Venetian glass tiles,...

Per arrivare su in cima, si devono percorrere 373 gradini. E lì ti accoglie una enorme statua del Sacro Cuore di Gesù scolpita da un artista italiano, che guarda dritto verso valle. Intorno a te, le Montagne Rocciose. In fondo, la città di Denver, che sembra come una cattedrale nel deserto.   Si presenta così il picco più alto del Mother's C...