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FRANCES Cabrini was born in Italy in 1850, one of thirteen children.  She helped her mother and father until their deaths, and then worked on a farm with her brother and sister.
A priest asked her to teach in a girls' school. She stayed there for six years. The bishop asked her to start a missionary order in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to care for poor children in hospitals and schools.
Pope Leo XIII wrote told her, "Go to the United States, my child. There is much work awaiting you there."

She came to the United States with six Sisters in 1889, and began working among the Italian people of New York. She became an American citizen. Mother Cabrini traveled very much. She founded many orphanages, schools, and hospitals not only in the United States but all through Europe.

Mother Cabrini was the first American citizen to become a saint. She was canonized by Pope Pius XII on July 7, 1946.

O God, through the work of St. Frances Cabrini, You brought comfort and love to the immigrants and those in need. May her example and work be continued in the lives of those dedicated to You.

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