Our Patron Saint: St. Frances Cabrini

Feast Day: November 13

Patron Saint of Immigrants

Born: July 15, 1850 Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Province of Lodi, Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire
Died: December 22, 1917 (age 67) in Chicago, Illinois, U.S

Beatified: November 13, 1938 by Pope Pius XI
Canonized: July 7, 1946 by Pope Pius XII
Major Shrine: Chapel of Mother Cabrini High School, NYC
Feast: November 13th

Patronage: immigrants, hospital administrators Mother Cabrini’s Legacy: Her love for the poverty stricken, homeless, and uneducated led her to an intensely occupied life, which allowed her to travel all over the world. For a frail woman, she led an impressive and challenging life, overcoming many obstacles along her journey, including illness. However, in every situation, Frances Xavier Cabrini followed the Lord’s plan for her and learned through strict obedience how to purify her own soul with the love of Jesus. She was the major benefactor for Italian immigrants in the United States, as well as in South America. She selflessly felt and worked for others. Her mission was to help the underprivileged regain status in a society and time period where so many fell victim to poverty and illness. Her devotion to helping others many times eventually brought her to New York, where immigration was large, and the poor were many. Learn More