St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917)

Just three years after she made her religious vows, Frances was asked by her bishop to start a new religious order to care for poor children in Italy. It was so successful that Pope Leo XIII asked her to go to the United States. There, she opened many schools, hospitals, and orphanages. She was the first American citizen to be canonized.

Reflections from the Saints

We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; nor on sciences that cloud the intellect. Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone.
– St. Frances Xavier Cabrini