Since her beginnings Mother Cabrini encouraged embracing other’s diversity, culture and traditions. Today as a well-established institution, Cabrini University continues Mother Cabrini’s legacy of connecting through cultures by celebrating the annual Cabrini Day. Frances Xavier Cabrini was born in a small village in Italy. Inspired by her missionar...

St. Frances Cabrini, the missionary to Italian immigrants in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s, "teaches us the path to handling the epochal phenomenon of migration by joining charity and justice," Pope Francis said. The nun, who died Dec. 22, 1917, in Chicago, "understood that modernity would be marked by these enormous migration...

Mother Cabrini spent the last years of her life at the former Columbus Hospital – where she passed away on December 22, 1917 -- in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The site of the hospital she founded is now home to the restored National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, also presented in the film. The documentary reveals the scope of Mothe...

If pasta, calamari, cannoli and zeppole sound like a good time to you, Annapolis will be the place to be Sunday. The Festa Di Santa Madre Cabrini, otherwise know as the annual Annapolis Italian Festival, returns to 10 a.m. to 5 pm in Annapolis. The event is put on by the Annapolis Sons of Italy at the lodge at 620 Ridgely Ave. and is held in honor...

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...