St. Francis Cabrini: Saints and Scripture Sunday

“Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither root nor branch, says the LORD of hosts. But for you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice with its healing rays.” — Malachi 3:19-20

(From today’s first mass reading.)

Yesterday was the feast of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first American Citizen to be canonized. St. Frances was born in Italy, the youngest of 13 children. She is the Foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. She came to America in 1889 to minister to the Italian immigrants. She traveled extensively, founding hospitals, orphanages, schools, and other institutions. She died in Chicago on December 22, 1917 and is the patron saints of immigrants. There is is shrine in her honor in Golden, Colorado.

(Dianna over at The Kennedy Adventures! hosts Saints and Scripture Sundays each week. Come and join us!)

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