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Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini - 1946... Canonised by Pope Pius XII. She is the first US citizen (she was born in Italy) to become a saint.

Frances Xavier Cabrini (Mother Cabrini) is the saint for November 2012 of the Year of Faith. Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini came to work in the United States to help the many Italian immigrants in New York City. She founded schools, hospitals and orphanages in New York, across the U.S. and in South America.

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Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini; Christian Religious Observance; November 13; Italian-born American nun; founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, devoted to the education of girls. The first U.S. citizen to become a saint. Patron saint of immigrants and hospital administrators.

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-St.Frances Xavier Cabrini #Catholic #OurBlessedMother #MaryHelpofChristians

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Italian family looking for baggage, Ellis Island NY 1905; NYPL Digital Gallery

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from About.com Religion & Spirituality

A Novena to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

In this novena we ask Mother Cabrini, the first American saint, to intercede for us, so that we will understand God's will for our lives.

Somewhere in northern Italy, a frail little girl crouches by the side of a canal.  She is dropping little boats made of paper in the swiftly flowing water, and nestled in each boat there is a violet.  The girl imagines each violet is a missionary, and each boat is hurrying off towards India or China. …

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Super Antique Italian Leather Cased Micro-mosaic Crucifix W Relic Mother Cabrini

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St. / Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini aka Mother Cabrini. Vintage Religious Catholic Saint icon. Rustic chippy distressed chalkwae objet d'art

St. / Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini aka Mother by stellabystar

Mother Cabrini Shrine & spring water. Just outside of Denver.