Thank you, dearest Salvation.
God bless and keep you.
Prayers for your cherished Mom, dear wiggen.
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin
[In the diocese of the United States]
(1850-1917) Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini was born in Lombardy, Italy, one of thirteen children. She founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for poor children in schools and hospitals. At the petition of Pope Leo XIII, she came to the United States in 1889 to work among Italian immigrants. St. Frances Cabrini was the first American citizen to be canonized. She is also the Patroness of Immigrants.
Source: Daily Roman Missal, Edited by Rev. James Socías, Midwest Theological Forum, Chicago, Illinois ©2003
God our Father,
who called Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini from Italy
to serve the immigrants of America,
by her example,
teach us to have concern for the stranger,
the sick, and all those in need,
and by her prayers help us to see Christ
in all the men and women we meet.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. +Amen.
Readings are selected from the Common of Virgins.