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Saint, Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), the first U.S. citizen to be declared a saint by the Catholic Church, loved Los Angeles. In 1906, she founded the Regina Coeli ("Queen of Heaven" in Latin) Orphanage on what is now Cesar Chavez Avenue.

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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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Saints Stories of the Week to Inspire: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini What does Mother Cabrini's life say to women of today? Mayslake Ministries newest blog

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini ,[1850 - 1917]. Feast day: November 13, (Patronage: immigrants, hospital administrators)

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Memorial-Nov. 13- St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), Patron of Immigrants and Hospital Administrators, was the Founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. "By the time Mother Frances died, fifty houses of sisters were teaching, caring for orphans, and running hospitals...." - A Yearbook of Saints | Awestruck.tv

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini - Also known as Mother Cabrini, she died in Chicago in 1917, and was entombed at that time in West Park, New York. In 1931 her remains were exhumed and found to be partially incorrupt. She was beatified in 1938 and in 1946 was the first US citizen to be canonized a Saint. Her partially incorrupt body covered in wax is now enshrined under the altar in the chapel at St. Francis Cabrini Shrine in New York City.

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