Thursday, July 3, 2008
Filled with a deep trust in God and endowed with a wonderful administrative ability, this remarkable woman soon founded schools, hospitals, and orphanages in this strange land and saw them flourish in the aid of Italian immigrants and children. At the time of her death, at Chicago, Illinois on December 22, 1917, her institute numbered houses in England, France, Spain, the United States, and South America. In 1946, she became the first American citizen to be canonized when she was elevated to sainthood by Pope Pius XII. St. Frances is the patroness of immigrants.
I created this bracelet to honor St. Cabrini, a remarkable woman with other religious medals including a holy family cross, Sacred Heart of Jesus and others which I also added beautiful wedding cake glass lampwork beads.