On March 15, 2023, St. Frances Cabrini will be inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in a formal induction ceremony and celebration at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel. Mother Cabrini is receiving this prestigious award for her outstanding accomplishments as a champion of immigrants, children, and the poor. She was nominated by the Dant...

Two saints who walked with migrants at the beginning of the last century can teach us today how we can accompany today's new migrants on their journey to a new life. Both St. Frances Xavier Cabrini and St. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini have been called the Mother or Father of migrants -- St. Cabrini when she was canonized and St. Scalabrini when he...

A few years ago, the New York City public arts program decided to build more statues of women. When they held a poll to decide which statues to erect, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini received the most votes. Nevertheless, they decided not to include her. Citizens spoke up, however, and on Columbus Day 2020 a permanent statue of St. Cabrini was unveil...

The story of an American Catholic Saint and the baby of a family from Castletara whose eyesight was restored is virtually unknown in Ireland. The miracle centred around a baby who received horrific damage, albeit accidental, to his eyes. The child would live and one day enter religious life himself. Peter Smith Jnr was born on March 14, 1921, at a...

Traffic might have been a little lighter going to work on Monday on some Colorado roadways, since state employees had a paid holiday. So did some other workers, including Adams County staff. But an informal on-the-street survey in Colorado Springs showed most people were unaware of Monday’s holiday. For the third year, the first Monday in October w...

Figuring out what God wants from you can feel really confusing, but St. Francis Xavier Cabrini shows us how it’s done. Her gift for discerning and submitting to God’s will makes her an amazing role model for modern women and men. It’s a little funny that “discerning God’s will” is such an opaque prospect for many of us, because this approach is “en...

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, more commonly known as Mother Cabrini, the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini will celebrate with a Jubilee year beginning on her feast day, Nov. 13. To kick-off the celebration, Bishop Robert Casey, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will lea...

A musical about the life of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Italian-born Roman Catholic nun known as Mother Cabrini to the many immigrants in New York she served in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tells Cabrini’s story through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl with multiple sclerosis (MS) who sees the trailblazing nun as an inspiration for her...

A few hundred Catholics — many using canes or walkers — meandered through the streets Sunday, Oct. 3, in a procession to show their devotion to the patron saint of immigrants, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini. The Italian Apostolate of the Diocese of Brooklyn sponsored the procession, as well as the Mass that followed at Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen Pa...

As Catholics mark on Monday the 75th anniversary of Frances Xavier Cabrini becoming the first naturalized American saint, Colorado is celebrating the second Mother Cabrini Day, a state holiday that closes most government offices. Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1031 last year to replace the controversial Columbus Day for the patron saint of immi...