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Francesca S Cabrini

Francesca S Cabrini Biography

Religious Leader


ABOUT
Italian Religious Sister who, in 1900, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, which gave relief to Italian American immigrants. She was notably the first American canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
BEFORE FAME
She was born prematurely and suffered from frail health her whole life.

FAMILY LIFE
Her parents were named Stella Oldini and Agostino Cabrini, and she had ten siblings.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Elizabeth Ann Seton was another American woman sanctified by the Catholic Church.
TRIVIA
She was made the patron saint of immigrants in 1946.

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