St francES xaVier cabrini By: Luke B, Nathan, Nicole
During this time period (1850-1917), Abraham Lincoln is elected president, the civil war is happening, Lincoln is assassinated, and the 15th amendment was ratified.
Saint France Xavier Cabrini's road to sainthood was based around her life which was dedicated for living out many different types of religious works.
Saint France's feast day is November 13th, because that is the day she was beatified.
As a young woman she worked as a teacher, and later ran an orphanage. She took religious vows in 1877. Three years later, Cabrini founded a new religious order, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
She made her life's mission helping the Italian immigrants who were settling in America. Along with six other nuns, Cabrini came to New York in 1889. Over the next decade, the work of the Missionary Sisters branched out to other cities with a large Italian population.
She was canonized on July 7, 1946 by Pope Pius XII
She is the patron saint of immigrants because she herself was an immigrant.
Saint Frances has two major miracles attributed to her.
She restored sight to a child who was believed to have been blinded by excess silver nitrate.
She also healed a terminally ill member of her congregation.
She eventually returned to Chicago. Cabrini died in her residence at Columbus Hospital on December 22, 1917. She had been preparing Christmas candy for the neighborhood children.