Good morning and happy Friday! Today is the feast day of the first American Catholic saint, Mother Cabrini. Born in Italy, she came to America and established schools, orphanages, and hospitals across our country, especially serving Italian immigrants in NY & Chicago.
Vandals damaged a church statue at Mother Cabrini Church Northumberland County.
"This year we unveil a magnificent monument to our Italian-American legacy and that monument will stand for all-time," Governor Cuomo said before unveiling a statue of Mother Cabrini on Columbus Day in Manhattan's Battery Park City.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo observed Columbus Day on Monday by dedicating a statue of the Italian-American saint known as Mother Cabrini in lower Manhattan.
Mother Cabrini was a great New Yorker, literally a saint, who did tremendous work for the immigrant community. We will work with the Diocese of Brooklyn, with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, and other groups, and we will build the statue to Mother Cabrini. She deserves it.
@CardinalDolan prays at tomb of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini during a Mass for #immigrants 7/13 at the Cabrini shrine in #NYC . An Italian immigrant, Mother Cabrini was the first U.S. citizen to be canonized and is the patron saint of immigrants. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
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