Category Archives: Mother Cabrini’s Philosophy of Living

“The Sopranos” Talk Mother Cabrini

Mother Cabrini was no prude. She would not have been scandalized by HBO’s acclaimed mafia drama, The Sopranos, even with its compulsive philandering, illegal gambling haunts, prostitution-fueled strip joints, and murderous violence. So when The Sopranos’ first-family mentioned Mother Cabrini … Continue reading

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Mother Cabrini the Eccentric?

Saints are not normal people. Being notable is how saints get noticed for sainthood in the first place. The few exceptions to this rule proves the rule. Normalcy has never been a Catholic virtue. The Church does not call people … Continue reading

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The Condemned: Mother Cabrini’s “Dear Friends”  

Often overshadowed by the building of hospitals, orphanages, and schools, prison visitation was a prominent ministry of Mother Cabrini and her Missionary Sisters. In New Orleans, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, Scranton, Brooklyn, Chicago, and Philadelphia, Mother Cabrini and her Missionary … Continue reading

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Mother Cabrini Meant Missionary

Merriam Webster defines the noun ‘Missionary’ as, “a person who is sent to a foreign country to do religious work (such as to convince people to join a religion or to help people who are sick, poor, etc.).” The term … Continue reading

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Mariner Cabrini

Mother Cabrini traveled the globe establishing her missions and on occasion returning to Rome to meet with ecclesiastical authorities. Her seafaring voyages across oceans was often the only time Mother Cabrini had respite from her zealous work— a forced respite, … Continue reading

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A Person of Her Time, A Saint for All Time

The pervasive sentiment among Cabrinian writers is that our namesake Saint is “not very quotable.” The common explanation for this (as if this is a flaw to be explained) is something usually to do with Mother Cabrini being “a woman … Continue reading

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Va, dillo al tuo Gesù (Go and Tell Your Jesus)

“Faith increases, fear decreases.” That popular bumper sticker slogan is so Twitter-friendly in brevity that it is only a matter of time before it becomes a hashtag darling. Just imagine it: #IncreaseFaithDecreaseFear. Like most hashtag antidotes to life’s ills, it … Continue reading

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