Monday, November 17, 2014
Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Last Thursday, November 13, was the feast day of “one of our own,” St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. As I try to do each year, I visited her shrine up in Washington Heights, venerated her tomb, and greeted her sisters, the wonderful Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.
Mother Cabrini is, as you probably know, the patron saint of immigrants. Why? Because, when Pope Leo XIII sent her here to New York from her beloved Italy in 1887, he gave her one simple directive: “Take care of the Italian immigrants!”
Did she ever! And did…