Lenten Luncheon: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Patron Saint of Immigrants
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Presented by Sr. Rita Mary Harwood, SND
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini was born in Italy and overcame difficult health issues to pursue religious life. When she took her religious vows in 1877, she added Xavier to her name in honor of the Jesuit saint, Francis Xavier, the patron saint of missionary service. She later founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and provided great care and support to Italian immigrants in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Immigrants then as now faced many hardships. They worked at the most menial labor and experienced discrimination in both the wider society and their own church. What can we learn from St. Frances Xavier’s prayer, struggles and dedication that speaks to our care for immigrants in our time?
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