|Saint Frances Xavier
Cabrini, Virgin, 1850-1917
Founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, St. Frances Cabrini was sent to the United States by Leo XIII to serve Italian immigrants. In the U.S. "Mother Cabrini" founded numerous schools, hospitals, and orphanages.
Feast day: December 22
At left, a portrait in Santa Maria della Luce, Rome