St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
November 13, 2024
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 13 of November, repeating indefinitely
Foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Mother Cabrini could do all things in Him who gave her strength. At the command of Pope Leo XIII, St. Frances Cabrini was sent to the Americas to assist the Italian immigrants whose faith was threatened in the new world. She became their mother. An intrepid traveler despite her fear of water, she crossed the Atlantic almost 30 times in personally founding each of her convents, except one. St. Frances Cabrini died in Chicago in 1917 at the age of 67 and is the first canonized citizen of the United States.
St. Didacus was a humble Franciscan lay brother and the recipient of exceptional graces. He received such light from God that he spoke of heavenly things in a manner almost divine; certain miracles, but especially his obedience, charity and the fervor of his prayer, caused him to be considered a saint wherever he went. He was born in Andalusia, was sent as a missionary to the Canary Isles, spent some time in Rome and returned to die in Spain in 1463.