This film is based on the rich, inspiring true story of Francesca Xavier Cabrini, the first American saint. It portrays the very real events of Cabrini’s life, her mission, and her service among the Italian immigrants of New York City. Francesca Xavier Cabrini was born in 1850 in Italy, the youngest of thirteen children. She wanted more than anything to join a Catholic order and serve her God and her church. She desired to serve under the Daughters of the Sacred Heart—an order that had taught and mentored her—but was in too poor of health to join their ranks. She did not let these initial setbacks keep her down. In 1880, she and seven other women founded their own order: the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Her scrappy and determined efforts led her to meet with Pope Leo XIII. They requested to be sent to China as missionaries, but the Pope sent them to New York to serve thousands of Italian immigrants who were severely poverty-stricken. Cabrini set out to provide for the orphans, and also to offer education for all the immigrants. Eventually, she established 67 schools, hospitals, and orphanages around the world. Cabrini worked tirelessly for the betterment of the world until her death in 1917. She was canonized as a saint in 1946, and named Patroness of Immigrants in 1950.

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Join us during Catholic Sisters Week to see the movie Cabrini. We hope to organize a group to attend on Saturday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. at Tinseltown. If you are interested, complete the form below. This is just to determine interest — no obligation at this point.