St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was born in Italy in 1850. In 1877 she took religious vows and worked in an orphanage. When the orphanage closed, Frances founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to take care of poor children; she did this at her bishop’s request. The pope had her move to the United States to continue caring for the poor. After arriving in New York in 1889, she worked with immigrants along with six other sisters. She founded schools, hospitals and orphanages. She died Dec. 22, 1917, in Chicago. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is patron saint of immigrants, orphans and hospital administrators.