November 13 – Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini: Patron Saint of Immigrants and Against Malaria

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Patron Saint against Malaria (Feast Date: November 13)

Extract from St. Frances Xavier Cabrini: “Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first United States citizen to be canonized. Her deep trust in the loving care of her God gave her the strength to be a valiant woman doing the work of Christ.  Refused admission to the religious order which had educated her to be a teacher, she began charitable work at the House of Providence Orphanage in Cadogno, Italy. In September 1877, she made her vows there and took the religious habit.. . . She found disappointment and difficulties with every step. When she arrived in New York City, the house intended to be her first orphanage in the United States was not available. The archbishop advised her to return to Italy. But Frances, truly a valiant woman, departed from the archbishop’s residence all the more determined to establish that orphanage. And she did. . . . At her canonization on July 7, 1946, Pius XII said, ‘Although her constitution was very frail, her spirit was endowed with such singular strength that, knowing the will of God in her regard, she permitted nothing to impede her from accomplishing what seemed beyond the strength of a woman.’” See also Frances Xavier Cabrini (Multilingual), SAINT FRANCES XAVIER CABRINI VIRGIN, FOUNDRESS—1850-1917 (EN), SANTA FRANCISCA JAVIERA CABRINI (SP),DISCORSO DI SUA SANTITÀ PIO XIISULLA FIGURA EROICA DI SANTA FRANCESCA SAVERIO CABRINI (IT), SAINTE FRANÇOISE-XAVIER CABRINI (FR), Franciszka Ksawera Cabrini, dziewica i zakonnica (PO). PICTURE of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. VIDEOS: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Nov 13, PRAYER: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Nov 13PRAYERS to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (Feast Date: November 13)

Extract from Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini: “St. Frances was born in Lombardi, Italy in 1850, one of thirteen children. At eighteen, she desired to become a nun, but poor health stood in her way. She helped her parents until their death, and then worked on a farm with her brothers and sisters. One day a priest asked her to teach in a girls’ school and she stayed for six years. At the request of her Bishop, she founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for poor children in schools and hospitals. Then at the urging of Pope Leo XIII she came to the United States with six nuns in 1889 to work among the Italian immigrants. Filled with a deep trust in God and endowed with a wonderful administrative ability, this remarkable woman soon founded schools, hospitals, and orphanages in this strange land and saw them flourish in the aid of Italian immigrants and children. At the time of her death, at Chicago, Illinois on December 22, 1917, her institute numbered houses in England, France, Spain, the United States, and South America. In 1946, she became the first American citizen to be canonized when she was elevated to sainthood by Pope Pius XII.”

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Malaria in Tanzania (October 2010) Tanzania (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions – October 11 – October 24, 2010.

Demolition of Immigrant Campsin Greece (July 12, 2009) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: July 20 – August 02, 2009.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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