Controversial new state holiday shines spotlight on Mother Cabrini

Jul 15, 2020 944

BY: Paul Albani-Burgio

Since 1938, visitors have flocked to the mountains just west of Golden to learn about and pay tribute to Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Catholic saint who established 67 schools, hospitals and orphanages around the U.S., including in Colorado.

Now, the rest of the state is about to become more familiar with Cabrini as well, as a result of the Colorado state legislature’s decision to establish Cabrini Day, a state holiday that will take the place of Columbus Day as a state holiday on the first Monday in October.

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