Mother Cabrini

Today in LES History: Mother Cabrini Leaves Italy to Begin Charity Work in NYC

Posted March 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

On this day in… 1889 – Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini (July 15, 1850 – December 22, 1917) left her native home in Italy to begin charity work in New York City. She arrived in Little Italy on March 31, where she immediately began raising money and recruited volunteers to assist Italian immigrants. Against all odds, […]

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