Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Category : Religion
- Type : PM
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 2
Italian Roman Catholic saint. A teacher, social worker and nun, she founded New York's Columbia hospital with an original $250.00.
A premature baby, she was small and shy, born to a 52-year-old mom. Out of 12 kids, she and one other survived. She was working as a teacher when the local priest asked her to help in founding an orphanage in 1872.
The following six years were consumed by hard work and ill health, alleviated by her devotion to the children and to the church.
In 1889, she visited New York with six nurses, the first of 30 trips setting up missions and working in hospitals and jails. A warrior for Christ, she was even able to stand up to the Pope when she had a request for aid for the weak and troubled.
Mother Cabrini died 12/22/1917 and was canonized 7/07/1946.