St. Francis Xavier Cabrini took to heart Jesus’ greatest commandment to love God and love one’s neighbor by tending to those most in need — children, the sick, orphans and “most of all” immigrants, said New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan July 13. “Her work still goes on and her work is more essential than ever today,” he said during a celebration o...

July is an important month for St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, a nun who was known for her work for immigrants in New York City and who’s the namesake of a health foundation the Archdiocese of New York started last year. Mother Cabrini, as she is commonly known (she started her own order of nuns), was born on July 15, 1850 in Italy and was canonized on...

One hundred thirty years ago, on March 31, 1889, a humble Italian nun was greeted upon her arrival in New York by the unpleasant news that her accommodations were not ready and her plans to establish an orphanage were in danger of being scrapped. Despite obstacles and opposition, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini and the seven nuns who arrived with her...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation congratulates New York City's First Lady Chirlane McCray, and the entire DiBlasio Administration, on the announcement of a permanent monument to U.S. Rep Shirley Chisholm.  The statue of Chisholm is set to be installed at the Parkside entrance to Prospect Park in Brooklyn by the end of 2020. Chisholm was a New Yorke...

Frances Xavier Cabrini, known universally as Mother Cabrini, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She established 67 missionary institutions, including one in New Orleans, to which she came in 1892. Exhibiting the energy for which she would become legendary, Mother Cabrini devoted herself to caring for the poor, especially I...

A jubilant air swept through the main church of St. Frances X. Cabrini as the parish celebrated its 70th anniversary at a special Mass on Nov. 4. “It’s a beautiful and glorious day,” said Deacon Peter Bond, who has been associated with the church for about 25 years. “We were here when the (newest building) was a patch of dirt. It’s a wonderful day....

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #104 magazine of We the Italians! While We the Italians is working for great news, which we hope to be able to announce soon, this month we have been part of three important events here in Italy.

«Santa Francesca Cabrini ha ancora una forza di attrazione non solo per gli immigrati ma per ogni persona che vive un ideale forte nei confronti degli altri». Il presidente della fondazione Migrantes, monsignor Guerino Di Tora, ha indicato così l’attualità della santa che, tra la fine dell’‘800 e i primi anni del ‘900, si recò negli Stati Uniti per...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...