Honoring Colorado’s saintly Mother

Oct 03, 2020 1155

BY: Aaron Lambert

She was an Italian immigrant, a loving servant of those in need and the very first American saint, who also happened to walk the streets of Colorado. And now, to recognize the inimitable legacy she left behind in the Centennial State, she has a day named in her honor.

Each year in Colorado, the first Monday of October – Oct. 5 this year – will henceforth be known as Cabrini Day, named in honor of St. Frances Cabrini. Mother Cabrini was a simple Italian woman who made an impressionable mark on American Catholic spirituality and was responsible for founding 67 different institutions in the U.S., including schools, hospitals and orphanages.

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SOURCE: https://denvercatholic.org

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