THANK YOU FOR

 GIVING!

You gave like a Monarch, and we are so grateful!! 

If you missed the day, you can still give like a Monarch to support St. Frances Cabrini Catholic schools' resilient students and faculty. This campaign will remain open until December 31, 2020. In good times and in bad, the Cabrini family always comes together. Now more than ever, a safe, academically strong, faith-centered education is vital to our students' health and well-being. 

For over 70 years, we have been united in a mission inspired by Mother Cabrini, to educate both the heart and mind so students can come to know, love, and serve God. 

This year on ONE DAY, you rallied for this ONE MISSION, and as ONE CABRINI raised over $108,000. It was amazing! Your generosity will allow us to support our students and our schools. Together, we are making sure Cabrini's future is secure and full of possibility.

"St Frances Xavier Cabrini believed that nothing was impossible with God. Our Day of Giving is named for this extraordinary saint and patroness of our schools. November 13 is her feast day.

Mother Cabrini, as her sisters called her, was no stranger to disappointment or difficulty, but she viewed every obstacle as a way to draw closer to Jesus. The times she lived in were not so different from our own. The challenges she faced are ones we continue to face as we continue her mission to educate hearts and minds for Christ.

Francesca Cabrini was born in a small village in Italy on July 15, 1850. She grew up during a time of great political unrest. She longed to join a religious community, but frail health prevented it. Instead, she earned a teaching certificate and taught for a time in a village school. Noticed for her energy and organizational skills, Francesca soon became the administrator of an orphanage and then in 1880 founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She then became known as Mother Cabrini.

Mother Cabrini hoped to take her missionary sisters to China to spread the love of Jesus but was sent instead to the United States, where tens of thousands of Italian immigrants were struggling.

When Cabrini and her sisters arrived in New York, they could barely speak English and had no money to meet the overwhelming needs of the immigrant families they were sent to help. Undaunted and within days of her arrival, Mother Cabrini organized schooling and catechism classes for these poor families' children who were often without food, supervision, or education.

This petite Italian nun and her Missionary sisters set out right away to raise money for their work. They knocked on door after door in unfamiliar and sometimes dangerous neighborhoods. They faced insults and humiliating rejections as they tried to raise funds to further their mission. They also faced antagonism from the very people they were trying to help. Many of them had lost their faith and were suspicious of the Catholic Church. None of this deterred Mother Cabrini.

The work and mission of Cabrini grew quickly. In addition to running her religious order, she eventually oversaw over 67 schools, orphanages, and hospitals spread across three continents. Though her health and stamina often wained, she relied on Christ to supply the strength to accomplish all that Jesus led her to do.

In 1909 Mother Cabrini became a United States citizen. She died on December 22, 1917, at the age of 67 from complications of malaria. She became the first American citizen named a saint when she was canonized in 1946 by Pope Pius XII".