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Mother Cabrini
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Religious Figure
    (July 15, 1850-December 22, 1917)
    Birth name was Maria Francesca Cabrini
    Co-founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    Patron Saint of immigrants
    Feast day is November 13
    Founded orphanages in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia and Seattle
    Also founded institutions in Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Italy, Nicaragua, Panama and Spain
    Although she is considered the first American saint, she was born in Italy.
    She faced opposition from superiors in the Catholic Church who didn’t believe she was capable of carrying out her missions.
    She also faced lawsuits in her native Italy as she tried to establish various institutions there.
    It was rumored she was supposed to be a passenger on the Titanic, but canceled her trip at the last minute.
    She was canonized by Pope Pius XII and became a saint in the Catholic Church (1946).
    She founded more than sixty institutions throughout the United States for the needy and under privileged.
    She bravely traveled throughout South America carrying out missions in the midst of revolutionary wars.
    She was born two months premature and was plagued by health problems her entire life.
    Many schools, hospitals, care facilities and community outreach programs are named in her honor.

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