Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin* - November 13th
St Frances Xavier Cabrini (d. 1917, Chicago, Illinois, USA) (Relics: New York City, New York, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Rome, Italy; Codogno, Italy; Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Italy)
First Class Relics
St Frances Xavier Cabrini Shrine
701 Fort Washington Avenue
New York City, New York, 10040, USA
*A life size representation of St Frances Xavier Cabrini rests below the main altar of the church at this shrine. Within this simulation is a large portion of the extant remains of St Frances.
The National Shrine of St Frances Xavier Cabrini
2520 N. Lakeview Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60614, USA
*An arm bone of St Frances Xavier Cabrini is enshrined beneath the main altar of the church at this shrine.
Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore e Santa Francesca Cabrini
(Church of the Most Holy Redeemer and St Frances Cabrini)
Via Sicilia 215
*This church is north of Piazza della Repubblica.
*The skull of St Frances Xavier Cabrini rests within this church. It is placed within a statue of her likeness that reposes within an urn on the right side of the nave.
Centro di Spiritualità Santa Francesca Cabrini
(Center of Spirituality)
Via Giosuè Carducci 50
26845 Codogno, Italy
*Nine years before arriving in America St Frances Xavier Cabrini founded the Institute of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in this city. Today a small museum located at this center wonderfully preserves this event. Also located here is the relic of St Frances’ heart. It rests within the convent chapel just to the right of the main sanctuary. It is best to call ahead prior to visiting to reserve a tour.
Basilica di Sant’Antonio Abate e Santa Francesca Cabrini
(Basilica of St Anthony the Abbot and St Frances Cabrini)
Via Umberto I
Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
*Construction of this beautiful church began in 1928 and was completed ten years later. A bone from St Frances Xavier Cabrini rests within a marble altar in the chapel dedicated in her name.
*St Frances Xavier Cabrini was also born in this city. Her childhood home is reconstructed into a museum and can be visited.