The most important Italian emigrant to the US, a marvelous person who spent her whole life helping their fellow Italians and not only them, and then acquired the American citizenship later becoming the first American saint ever: we're talking about Francesca Xavier Cabrini, the Patron Saint of Immigrants and Hospital Administrators. After being fun...

On Dec. 5, at 7pm, Cabrini University will host the U.S. premiere of Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People’s Saint at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. The film explores the culture and spirituality that shaped Mother Cabrini, the Patron Saint of Immigrants and Hospital Administrators. Honoring the centenary of her death, the special premiere includes a p...

Mother Cabrini is still alive and well in New York City. On Oct. 20, 2017, the corner of 19th Street and 3rd Avenue was co-named "Mother Cabrini Way" through the efforts of City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez and the approval of the City Council and Department of Transportation. We, her Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSCs) are so excit...

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...