By Josie Klemaier   Jefferson County is home to a popular attraction off Interstate 70. It's made of rock, thousands flock to it each year, it offers beautiful views over Denver and has been booked every weekend this year. But it's not Red Rocks Amphitheatre — it's the stone house at Mother Cabrini Shrine. "I think, for a long time, Mot...

di Maurita Cardone   Avete mai pensato di adottare una guglia? Forse no, ma da oggi potete iniziare a pensarci. Non che adottarla significhi che potrete mettervi la guglia in salotto ma, quando visiterete il Duomo di Milano, potrete avere la soddisfazione di dire: quella guglia è lì (per modestia potrete aggiungere un "anche") grazie a me....

by Prof. Raffaele Di Zenzo Italy is known as a nation of poets, navigators, artists and saints. In addition to the great names of Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Americo Vespucci, Giovanni Caboto, Giovanni da Verrazzano, we need to add the name of Enrico Tonti, who arrived by canoe at the mouth of the Chicago River in 1678, with Jacques de La Sa...

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....