Cabrini, Frances Xavier
1850 - She was born in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, in Lombardy, on the 15th of July the youngest of thirteen children of Agostino Cabrini and Stella Oldini.
1863 - At 13, she was sent to Arluno to study under the Daughters of the Sacred Heart.
1868 - At the age of 18, she was certified as a teacher.
1872 - She contracted smallpox, and because of this, she was refused admission into that order and into the Canossians as well.
1877 - She took religious vows, becoming the Mother Superior of the House of Providence orphanage in Codogno.
1880 - She became one of the seven founding members of the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSC).
1889 - The Pope sent her to New York City on the 31st of March and was obtained the permission of Archbishop Michael Corrigan to found an orphanage.
1909 - She was naturalized as an American citizen.
1917 - Mother Cabrini died on the 22nd of September of complications from malaria at Columbus Hospital in Chicago.
1938 - She was beatified on 13th of November.
1946 - She was Canonized on the 7th of July, by Pope Pius XII.
- St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is the patron saint of immigrants.
- She is also the patron of a leading primary school in south London
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