General Chapter Highlights – Day 3, June 29

General Chapter Highlights – Day 3, June 29

Today, June 29 2022, we began with a sharing of comments on the report of the General Superior, from each of the groups in which we had worked the day before. There was congruity in the aspects each group had discussed. Then Sr. Stella Maris Elena, General Treasurer, presented the Institute’s Financial Report, in collaboration…

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General Chapter Highlights – Day 4, June 30

General Chapter Highlights – Day 4, June 30

On this fourth day (June 30) of the XVI General Chapter, Sisters and Lay people followed the presentation of the International Health Commission’s report, made by Sr. Concepcion Vallecillo, a Sister Delegate present in the Chapter. The other Commission members added their input by means of a video presentation recalling Mother Cabrini’s dream and the…

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General Chapter Highlights – Day 2, June 28

General Chapter Highlights – Day 2, June 28

Day 2 – 28.6.22 Today, we had the pleasure of Fr. Mariano Sedano Sierra, a Claretian Missionary, who gave us spiritual input, as he delved into the call of mission. He encouraged us to consider the COVID pandemic as possibly a moment of Grace for us. He invited us to look at things with both…

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Opening up of the General Chapter

Opening up of the General Chapter

On Monday, June 27, 2022, the Opening Ritual of the XVI General Chapter of the MSCs took place. At the beginning, Sr. Barbara Staley welcomed all the Sisters and Laity present, and officially declared the opening of the Chapter. Then, Mark Davis, Facilitator of the Chapter, invited the table groups to share some information about…

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Feast of the Sacred Heart and Mother Cabrini

Feast of the Sacred Heart and Mother Cabrini

Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart, established by Pope Clement XIII in 1765. Let us discover together why this solemnity was for Mother Cabrini and is still so important for our Institute today, so much so that it is present in the naming of our missionaries. Mother Cabrini never theorized about her spiritual…

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✧ Getting to know you – Sr. Shitaye Esayas MSC

✧ Getting to know you – Sr. Shitaye Esayas MSC

Tell us a bit about yourself and your family My name is Sr. Shitaye Esayas, and I am a Missionary Sister of Sacred Heart of Jesus. I was born in Abeshge in southern Ethiopia to my parents, Esayas Addise and Luciya Nuramo. I have 2 brothers and 5 sisters, and one of my brothers and…

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St. Giustino Maria Russolillo canonization

St. Giustino Maria Russolillo canonization

On May 15 in St. Peter’s Square Pope Francis presided over the canonization of 10 new saints including Giustino Maria Russolillo. St. Giustino Maria Russolillo, beatified May 7, 2011, is founder of the vocationist fathers.With the approval of his spiritual father, on the day of his ordination to the priesthood Fr. Justin made a solemn…

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Sr. Antonieta’s birthday

Sr. Antonieta’s birthday

Here is the beautiful video collecting all the good wishes given to Sister Antonieta who turned 100 yesterday. We also share photos taken during the celebration. What a joy to be able to participate even if remotely in this celebration! —— Aquí está el precioso vídeo que recoge todos los buenos deseos que se le…

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Towards the General Chapter: Which is the origin of the word “Chapter”?

Towards the General Chapter: Which is the origin of the word “Chapter”?

“What does capitulum mean?”Since the 8th century, monks, after the hour before, gathered to listen to the reading of a “chapter” (capitulum) of the Rule of St. Benedict. Gradually, the gathering itself was called “the chapter,” and the place where it was held: “the chapter house.” There were two types of “chapters” in monasteries:1) The…

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Raising Human Trafficking Awareness Among Students

Raising Human Trafficking Awareness Among Students

Cabrini University’s ECG 200 – Voices for the Voiceless: Anti-Human Trafficking class, in collaboration with the Missionary Sisters Action and Advocacy Coalition, held an anti-human trafficking event on Monday, May 2, at Cabrini University.  The event was held to raise awareness and to educate on human trafficking. The students had several “stations” set-up throughout campus…

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“Do not be afraid”

“Do not be afraid”

The entire Christian faith is centered and grounded in the resurrection of Jesus, and it is that event that we celebrate and confess on the feast of Easter. Confessing this implies, among many other things, nourishing the hope that it is worthwhile to live the values of the Gospel, to live in the style of…

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World Prayer Day for Vocations

World Prayer Day for Vocations

2 febbraio 2021, 2 febbraio 2022, 17 febbraio 2022, 8 aprile 2022 sono solo alcune date importanti per le nuove chiamate o conferme vocazionali del nostro Istituto. Oggi 8 Maggio si celebra la Festa della Mamma in Italia ma a livello internazionale celebriamo la giornata internazionale di preghiera per le vocazioni.  Ecco alcuni passaggi tratti…

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Prayer for our XVI General Chapter

Prayer for our XVI General Chapter

Heavenly Father,We thank you for all the graces and blessings of our shared journey as followers of Jesus in the Cabrinian charism. May your abiding presence renew our minds and hearts, as we walk towards our XVI General Chapter. Sacred Heart of Jesus,Release in us the passion and desire for you that filled the heart…

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Impact Investing Social Post

Impact Investing Social Post

𝑫𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘… 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒏 𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝑰𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒔? It is an investment that intentionally seeks a positive social or environmental outcome and generates a financial return. For a Congregation like the MSCs, this ministry goes way beyond the investments themselves; it is expression of our Charism. “As Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,…

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XXII UISG Plenary Assembly

XXII UISG Plenary Assembly

The XXII UISG Plenary Assembly entitled “Embracing Vulnerability on the Synodal Path” will take place May 2-6.Sister Barbara Staley, our Mother General, will also be there. Thank you, Lord, for your Word is a lamp to my foot and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)We invite you to pray for the fruitfulness of the…

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Easter Message from Sr. Barbara Staley, MSC General Superior

Easter Message from Sr. Barbara Staley, MSC General Superior

Dear Sisters and Partners-in-Mission We come into this Easter season having lived the mystery of death and resurrection.  During this past week the liturgies and the readings from the Bible have talked about the real humanity of Jesus: He was betrayed by His closest friends, abandoned by them, and when He asked them to accompany Him,…

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Towards the General Chapter – by Mark Davis

Towards the General Chapter – by Mark Davis

‘The missionary breath of the spirituality of Mother Cabrini gives to her experience a sense of movement, of urgency, of running, of doing everything in a hurry as long as there is time. She travelled, seeking persons to console with God’s love. Everything was characterised by the symbol of ‘flying’, to be free from obstacles,…

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Opening up our shared charism

Opening up our shared charism

“Today this Cabrinian dream demands a new interpretation. We need an open mind, an open heart and an open will to be able to boldly transform our concepts of mission, vocation, and formation”.                              Excerpt from the Theological Reflection, MSC XV General Chapter, 2014 As a communications team serving a global Institute, we are called to…

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A Heritage Rooted in God’s love

A Heritage Rooted in God’s love

We began the year in great anticipation of our first meeting of the year, which was scheduled to be held in Italy, in person. As our membership spans Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific, our virtual meetings are usually very early in the morning for some and very late at night for others. Cultural, professional…

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Financial Stewardship towards a Just, Equitable, and Sustainable World

Financial Stewardship towards a Just, Equitable, and Sustainable World

As we prepare for the next General Chapter during what continues to be a time of global instability and uncertainty, we reflect on Pope Francis’ second encyclical Laudato Si, which invites people to protect God’s creation for future generations. Financial stewardship must not only meet the Institute’s immediate and short-term needs but also its long-term…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE GENERAL CHAPTER

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE GENERAL CHAPTER

(…) (…) Heart of Jesus, I surrender myself to You, SPEAK TO ME, INSTRUCT ME, ENLIGHTEN ME! Ask whatever pleases You! I will accept any sacrifice in order to grow in Your love and promote Your glory”. Journal of a Trusting Heart, My Retreat, Good Friday, 1884, p. 63.                In the months before the General…

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Tertianship n.3

Tertianship n.3

“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not giveup. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for thoseof the family of faith”. Gal 6,9-10Sr. Luciana Galdina de Sousa, MSC We started…

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Cuaresma en el Colegio Cabrini de Madrid

Cuaresma en el Colegio Cabrini de Madrid

Empezamos este mes de marzo celebrando el miércoles de ceniza. Ese día, en las clases se les enseñó una presentación sobre qué es la cuaresma y cómo nos vamos a preparar durante estos 40 días. Los sacerdotes pasaron por las aulas imponiendo la ceniza y reflexionando sobre qué comportamientos o actitudes debemos cambiar. A su…

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I will wash your feet

I will wash your feet

“Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me” (John 13:8). Holy Thursday Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15 There are many details worth noting in this familiar account of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper. The first is that it substitutes a profound example of service for…

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Lenten Prayer Service – Week 6

Lenten Prayer Service – Week 6

Call to Prayer Eternal God, you are the foundation of life that enables everything we build to stand. You have given gifts to everyone here to bless and serve each other. You provide all of us with gifts to carry out the mission you have designed for us. Speak clearly to us as we meet…

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Following in the footsteps of Mother Cabrini

Following in the footsteps of Mother Cabrini

Using Mother Cabrini’s tiny size 4 Italian shoes as inspiration to follow in her footsteps, at a Cabrini Australia nursing leadership day, the reflection brought heartfelt and affirming participation. Nursing leaders were invited to take off their shoes, make a path…in any direction…to show they are following in Mother Cabrini’s footsteps and those of the…

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Guadalupe Provincial Assembly

Guadalupe Provincial Assembly

The Missionary Sisters from the Guadalupe Province met this past March 20-24 in preparation for the General Chapter that will take place this coming July in Rome. This process was facilitated by Sr. Constance Gilder, S.S.J., who led the Assembly through a communal discernement and contemplative dialogue process based on our hopes, dreams, fears, and…

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Pope Francis- Apostolic Journey to Malta – April 2-3, 2022

Pope Francis- Apostolic Journey to Malta – April 2-3, 2022

Yesterday the Pope returned from his apostolic journey to Malta. We have tried to collect some salient passages concerning migrants.May Mother Cabrini protect all migrants, yesterday and today, and help us to have eyes, ears and above all a heart open to all, without distinction. From Rai News foreign In Malta arrive from Africa “many…

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Vocational groups at Collegio Boni Consilii

Vocational groups at Collegio Boni Consilii

At Boni Consilii College in São Paulo, Brazil, Sr. Concepción Souza told us that there are three formation groups that follow vocations and then four others that work together with the teachers: one for the younger ones, one for the older ones, the Vocational Animation group and one called the garden group.Sr. Concepción then confided…

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Black is Blessed. Ethiopian Icons by Laura James

Black is Blessed. Ethiopian Icons by Laura James

~ a reflection by Evarlyne Ndeti, MSC Novice Who would ever think of the Ethiopian Christian artwork being displayed in an exhibit in New York City?! Being able to witness these phenomenal artworks at the Sheen Center in Greenwich Village, brought such a realization of possibilities. The uniqueness and beauty of each image was beyond…

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Holy Spirit Region Assembly

Holy Spirit Region Assembly

✧ HSR Regional Assembly 2022 – Entebbe, Uganda At last, the time for the Holy Spirit Regional Assembly had come!Originally planned for Ethiopia in January 2022, it had to be delayed due to uncertainty of the ‘when and where’, as the conflict in Ethiopia and difficulties to obtain visas concerned us all in the latter…

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Teamwork to Help Others

Teamwork to Help Others

In the spirit of Mother Cabrini’s mission to serve those in need, Mr. Liberto’s 11th grade religionclasses conducted a service project focusing on the Rebuild Center located at St. Joseph Church inNew Orleans. The purpose of the Rebuild Center is to provide a safe environment, resources andopportunities for collaboration among Catholic and other faith-based organizations…

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ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

O Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, in this time of trial we turn to you. As our Mother, you love us and know us: no concern of our hearts is hidden from you. Mother of mercy, how often we have experienced your watchful care and your peaceful presence! You never cease to guide…

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Sharing experience – Visit to Cameroon – Sr. Alemenesh Otoro

Sharing experience – Visit to Cameroon – Sr. Alemenesh Otoro

With great joy and love, I would like to share my experience in Cameroon with you all. It was a great opportunity for me, especially to go out of my country, and, as an MSC, to do Vocation Animation in another country.Meeting with the young women, Gloria & Yvette, sharing our experiences and desires, really…

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The Gift of Mission Program presented at Villa Joseph Marie

The Gift of Mission Program presented at Villa Joseph Marie

From the Guadalupe Province Vocation Promotion Team… As an integral part of their vocation promotion outreach, the Missionary Sisters are members of the National Religious Vocations Conference (NRVC).  The NRVC has established member-areas throughout the United States and internationally toward the accomplishment of their vision “to set the world ablaze with the fire of God’s…

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133 years ago Mother Cabrini First Mission to the USA departure

133 years ago Mother Cabrini First Mission to the USA departure

On March 23, 1889, Mother Cabrini and some sisters left for America, landing 8 days later.In this difficult time, we want to rediscover what the mission meant at the time, but above all to emigrate. 133 years have passed and we want to remember this important date with some words of Sr. Maria Barbagallo, MSC,…

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Way of the Cross on March 19 in Paraguay

The photos show a Way of the Cross organized on March 19 in the Diocese of San Lorenzo in Paraguay. Many children participated and at the end of the procession sandwiches were distributed. Sister Lourdes Colloda MSC accompanied them. Las fotos muestran un Vía Crucis organizado el 19 de marzo en la Diócesis de San…

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World Water Day and Mother Cabrini

World Water Day and Mother Cabrini

From the Encyclical “Laudato Sì” we read the violence in the human heart wounded by sin is also manifested in the symptoms of disease present in the soil, water, air and human beings…. Other indicators of the current situation are related to the depletion of natural resources. Clean, potable water is a major issue.Today is…

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Revitalizing Lives – Child Hope

Revitalizing Lives – Child Hope

The youth center in Teresina, Brazil, presents this video “Revitalizing Lives child hope” full of colors and testimonies of those who work there and of the children who experience living together, but above all of building day after day an oasis of hope. El centro juvenil de Teresina, en Brasil, presenta este vídeo “Revitalizando Vite…

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Mother Cabrini on March 19 1888 and 1889

Mother Cabrini on March 19 1888 and 1889

On March 19, 1888, only eight years after the foundation, St. Frances Cabrini received the Decree of Praise. She wrote: “Blessed be the Most Holy Heart of Jesus, at last the grace is accomplished, the Decree was signed and in this week I will be able to have it. A grace truly signaled while there…

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Lent 2022 Day 11: Learning to love and challenged by mercy

Lent 2022 Day 11: Learning to love and challenged by mercy

BY CRYSTAL CATALAN | March 12, 2022Today’s Readings The summer of my junior year of college, I lived and served at a shelter for at-risk young girls in the Philippines who had been removed from their homes due to abuse and other cases of harm. Soon, I learned that in many of their communities, human…

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Juniors at the Rome Tertianship

“Tertianship is the school of the heart” -Saint Ignatius of Loyola- Time of grace, time of growth, time of blessings. This February has been a month full of beautiful moments of encounter, fraternity, celebration, festivity, study and reflection. “Gioia!”, “Joy!”, our sister Palmira shouted with enthusiasm in the dining area of Casa Giordani, when we…

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On March 19 the meeting in Codogno for 25th anniversary of Scalabrini’s beatification

On March 19 the meeting in Codogno for 25th anniversary of Scalabrini’s beatification

Scalabrini and Mother Cabrini, the tension towards the last ones On Saturday, March 19, at 3:00 p.m., at the Saint Francesca Saverio Cabrini Spirituality Center of Codogno, the book “Pioneers in solidarity with migrants. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini and Francesca Saverio Cabrini”, edited by Silvano Tomasi and Gabriele Bentoglio for the publisher Città Nuova. Here is…

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Free yourselves and put on wings – Communications Portfolio

Free yourselves and put on wings – Communications Portfolio

“Free yourselves and put on your wings” Mother Cabrini said to her sisters, inviting them to free themselves from the ties, fears and sense of inferiority that characterized the women of that era. In the word “free yourselves”, to quote Sr. Maria Barbagallo, is enclosed the purification of the will and of human hopes, indicating…

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Charity Concert For Ukraine

Charity Concert For Ukraine

We are cordially inviting everyone to the Charity Concert For Ukraine on March 19th, at 5 pm, at the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini.Two talented musicians Anastasiya Squires (flute) and Stephen Squires (piano) will perform a mostly Ukrainian program that includes works by Franz Doppler, Zhanna Kolodub, Evgen Stankovych, Igor Shamo, Reinhold Gliere,Myroslav…

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IHC – Being the hands and feet of Jesus

IHC – Being the hands and feet of Jesus

The pandemic has dominated our lives again for another year. Wearing face masks, frequent hand-washing, physical distancing and limiting social interaction have protected populations and health care systems. Although these restrictions have helped keep health workers safe, they have also made the role more complex. How do you communicate effectively from behind a face mask?…

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EMIGRAZIONE, NISSOLI: MADRE CABRINI PONTE TRA ITALIA E USA

EMIGRAZIONE, NISSOLI: MADRE CABRINI PONTE TRA ITALIA E USA

EMIGRATION, NISSOLI: MOTHER CABRINI A BRIDGE BETWEEN ITALY AND THE USA (9Colonne) Rome, Mar 8 – “Today, on Women’s Day, we are celebrating Mother Cabrini, who is a very well-known saint in the United States, the patron saint of migrants, who has truly created a bridge of solidarity between Italy and the United States. But…

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“Subtracted from the bombs thanks to the volunteers”

“Subtracted from the bombs thanks to the volunteers”

Mayor Casanova moved in front of the caravan of the association. Saint Frances Cabrini“It is difficult to hold back the emotion in front of certain images.” The mayor of Lodi, Sara Casanova, yesterday afternoon in Via Benedetto Croce, was among those who welcomed the Lodi caravan. “Women with very small children – she commented afterwards…

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Santa Francisca Cabrini Province 2021 Highlights

Santa Francisca Cabrini Province 2021 Highlights

May the Christmas party strengthen us to let shine, in the year 2022, the image of “God with us”, a project of “bearers of Christ’s love to the world”.Let us remain confident of the “newness” of the Spirit of God for our Institute and for the world in the year 2022. Highlights: Cabrinian Education Network…

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Guadalupe Province 2021 Highlights

Guadalupe Province 2021 Highlights

On behalf of the Guadalupe Province – MSCs, CLMs, Cabrini Companions and all those who co-labor with us in the Mission and Charism; we extend greetings of HOPE and the Fidelity of God’s Love as made known to us in the birth of Jesus. Despite all the happenings of this time, our faith convinces us…

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Full of so much

Full of so much

Sister Maria Regina is unquestionably full of so much. Her wisdom, knowledge and understanding towards the church and the stories of the saints, our Holy Institute and its foundation, Our Foundress and of course the general knowledge of religious life is remarkable. Having her in our community and for classes is a blessing. We especially…

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Responsibly investing financial resources – Finance Portfolio

Responsibly investing financial resources – Finance Portfolio

In 2021, the Institute’s finance team continued building proper infrastructure to support responsible financial stewardship well into the future. In January, Veronica Calderon joined our Chicago team as Accounting & Operations Associate. Veronica has worked diligently to strengthen the Generalate’s finance and accounting functions, improving systems and integration. Our entire team worked with the General…

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Sr. Barbara Staley Message – February 2022

Sr. Barbara Staley Message – February 2022

Dear Sisters and Partners-in-Mission, Greetings to everybody and I wish you all a blessed New Year.   Entering 2022, the coronavirus is still active and certainly impacts almost everything we do.  2021 saw us having to face some of the biggest challenges of our lives, and we have been forced to navigate unchartered waters.    However, I want to encourage…

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“Love moves us”

“Love moves us”

Love is something that has been going on in the world for millions of years. It is the basis of our society and even though it is in plain sight we continue to ignore it. For many people February is the month of love and they celebrate it in a special way. For us, love…

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Blessing of  Graduate Nurses in Australia

Blessing of Graduate Nurses in Australia

A group of 2022 Graduate Nurses were welcomed and blessed as they began their work at Cabrini Health Australia as newly Registered Nurses. Julie Fleming Director of Mission and Identity spoke of Cabrini’s ethic of care to ensure that all who come to Cabrini felt loved. The new nurses were  told of the vision of…

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Sisters Aynalem, Asnaketch and Berhane Final Vows

Sisters Aynalem, Asnaketch and Berhane Final Vows

We are immensely grateful to God for the gift of Sr. Aynalem, Sr. Berhane and Sr. Asnaketch to our Congregation. Yesterday in New York our three sisters said their yes to serve God in the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, following the charism of Mother Cabrini and bringing the Love of God to…

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✧ Getting to know you! Interview – Sr. Meseret Nagamo, MSC

✧ Getting to know you! Interview – Sr. Meseret Nagamo, MSC

Tell us a bit about yourself My name is Meseret Nagamo, and I am a Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I was born inLera in southern Ethiopia to my parents, Amarech and Nagamo. We are only two siblings, myself andmy sister, who is married with two children. How did you meet the…

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Meeting of Younger Sisters – ‘Dreaming of the Future’

Meeting of Younger Sisters – ‘Dreaming of the Future’

From Monday 14 to Thursday 17, all the younger MSC Sisters are gathering together in the United States, for a meeting named ‘Dreaming of the Future’. They came from the different missions all over the world for a time of sharing and discernment, specially in view of the upcoming General Chapter. On February 14 the…

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Tertianship Program at via Sicilia on January 16 2022

Tertianship Program at via Sicilia on January 16 2022

On January 16, Tertianship program began at Via Sicilia Institute, in Rome. The Tertianship started with two of our sisters, Martha Lopez and Laura Sanchez participating; it is coordinated and led by two sisters from Holy Spirit Region, Srs. Suany and Patricia, as well as Sr. Annita Turnu. This is what Sister Laura Sanchez wrote…

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For the World Day of Social Justice

For the World Day of Social Justice

Why Black History Month is Still Necessary Submitted by: Lailah Dunbar, Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Almost a century after Carter G. Woodson, “the father of black history,” established Negro History Week, the relevance of a month set aside to explore the contributions of African American people remains a highly contentious and…

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The essence of Love: new school among refugees in Uganda

The essence of Love: new school among refugees in Uganda

I begin by recalling Pope Francis’ invitation in his opening Message to the Global Compact on Education proposing dialogue on the way we are building the future of our planet, on the need to invest in everyone talents and on him quoting the African proverb: “It takes an entire village to educate a child”. And…

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Education of the Heart on St. Valentine’s Day

Education of the Heart on St. Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, the feast of lovers, we offer you a reflection by Pope Francis on the education of the heart.After all, to love, one must always listen to the other and learn. Promoting the mind, the heart, and the learning of the hands, intellectual and socio-emotional education, the transmission of individual and social values…

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St. Frances Cabrini Provincial Assembly

St. Frances Cabrini Provincial Assembly

From January 12 to January 15 took place the  St. Frances Cabrini Provincial Assembly. As Sisters, “missionary disciples on the way out”, gathered in Provincial Assembly, they are in the process of resuming the path traveled since the General Chapter 2014 and Provincial Chapter 2019;  with a contemplative gaze of the current reality, they have…

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Health care during Covid-19

Health care during Covid-19

The pandemic has dominated our lives again for another year. Wearing face masks, frequent hand-washing, physical distancing and limiting social interaction have protected populations and health care systems. Although these restrictions have helped keep health workers safe, they have also made the role more complex. How do you communicate effectively from behind a face mask?…

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Witness & Grace Conversations: Sister Experts Talk Homelessness

Witness & Grace Conversations: Sister Experts Talk Homelessness

Presented by Sr. Jean Quinn and Sr. Mary Scullion and hosted by GSR’s Chris Herlinger February 9, 20223 p.m. New York  |  2 p.m. Chicago  |  1 p.m. Denver  |  12 p.m. Los Angeles REGISTER Conversation The issue of homelessness is growing – the economic fallout and continuing health crisis during the ongoing pandemic has…

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BEATIFICATION OF FATHER RUTILIO GRANDE

BEATIFICATION OF FATHER RUTILIO GRANDE

On January 22, 2022, in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador, the Eucharist was celebrated in which the Jesuit priest Rutilio Grande García (48 years old) was officially declared blessed. He was murdered along with Manuel Solórzano, 72 years old, and Nelson Rutilio Lemus, 16 years old, both members of the parish community, on…

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Prayer for vocations received already or not yet

Prayer for vocations received already or not yet

Focus on Evon Somirla and Evarlyn Ndeti, entering the MSC International Novitiate in New York. Yesterday we received as an Institute the grace of having seen two of our young women, Evon Somirla and Evarlyn Ndeti, enter the MSC International Novitiate in New York. In this month dedicated by the Pope to the consecrated women,…

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The Video’s Pope for February is dedicated to the mission of religious sisters and consecrated women

The Video’s Pope for February is dedicated to the mission of religious sisters and consecrated women

Pope Francis to women religious: “Thank you for you who are, for what you do, and for how you do it.” https://www.uisg.org/en/news/The-Pope-Video-For-Religious https://thepopevideo.org/ https://www.popesprayer.va/ There are several ways to celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life.This year our Institute will celebrate in a special way the Day of Consecrated Life which falls on Wednesday, February 2….

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World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life.  This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. The Feast is also known as Candlemas Day, the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the…

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World Day of Prayer and Action Against Human Trafficking is coming

World Day of Prayer and Action Against Human Trafficking is coming

In preparation for the Day of Prayer against Trafficking in Human Beings, which this year will have as its theme “The Power of Caring: Women, the Economy and Trafficking,” we highlight this workshop to be held tomorrow: The Catholic Health Association (CHA) is pleased to offer resources for the February 8th World Day of Prayer,…

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Education of the Heart and Mother Cabrini

Education of the Heart and Mother Cabrini

The “Mother Cabrini Memorial” statue was unveiled on October 12, 2020 and is located behind the Museum of Jewish Heritage, across from the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The memorial stands on a marble base with Mother Cabrini and two children in paper boats, representing the boats she would have folded as a…

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Education of the Heart at Cabrini High School in New Orleans and Colegio Boni Consilii in Brazil

Education of the Heart at Cabrini High School in New Orleans and Colegio Boni Consilii in Brazil

In preparation for tomorrow’s World Education Day, let’s discover together some activities related to schools of various levels in the Guadalupe province and in the province of Saint Francisca Cabrini.“Education of the heart” of which Mother Cabrini speaks in so many of her writings means love and also awareness of what is happening around us….

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EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGES IN TIMES OF HEALTH EMERGENCY

EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGES IN TIMES OF HEALTH EMERGENCY

Since the end of February 2020, the whole world has faced the emergency caused by Covid-19, a situation that has called into question the way we deal with everyday life. Our gestures, actions and words have been strongly influenced by this drastic and sudden event. This has certainly hit the educational institution, which has searched…

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TEACHING, EDUCATING, EVANGELIZING, A FUNDAMENTAL RELATIONSHIP FOR THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL

TEACHING, EDUCATING, EVANGELIZING, A FUNDAMENTAL RELATIONSHIP FOR THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL

The identity of the Catholic school finds some fundamental factors in these three terms. Far from being considered a limit, they are instead solid guidelines that must always inspire all educational action, precisely in terms of that Christian vision of reality characterizing us. The Italian word “insegnare” (to teach) derives from the Latin: insignare. This…

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From the Guadalupe Province Vocation Promotion Team…

From the Guadalupe Province Vocation Promotion Team…

Key Findings about Catholic Youth and Young Adults ~ from HORIZON, the journal of the National Religious Vocations Conference The conclusions of a recently completed examination of the pastoral needs of youth and young adults are important information for all vocation ministers [and indeed, all religious institutes.] The National Religious Conference was one of approximately…

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Help center for homeless people “Mayak”

Help center for homeless people “Mayak”

“Mayak” in Russian means “lighthouse”. I met this organization about two years ago and have been working with them for almost a year now.When you see such involved and dedicated people so spontaneously, you want to be with them. The coronavirus issue is blocking my active presence as a volunteer a bit. I myself have…

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St. Frances Cabrini Provincial Assembly January 12-15

St. Frances Cabrini Provincial Assembly January 12-15

Objective:As Sisters, “missionary disciples on the way out”, gathered in Provincial Assembly, in the process of resuming the path traveled since the General Chapter 2014, Provincial Chapter 2019, with the contemplative gaze of the current reality, we have as a proposal: to revive our commitment for the defense and promotion of life in the dynamics…

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Sharing Experiences– Sr. Laura Sanchez MSC

Sharing Experiences– Sr. Laura Sanchez MSC

Oh, hope of heaven, the more you wait and hope, the more you obtain! Mother Cabrini, September, 1891.AND HE DWELT AMONG US… (Jn. 1,14) I did not know how to begin these lines to transmit the transformative experience that the Lord allowed me in the ‘Baby Jesus Malnutrition Rehabilitation Center of Life’ in Dubbo, Ethiopia….

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Holy Spirit Region 2021 Highlights

Holy Spirit Region 2021 Highlights

Well, we are ending another rather strange year in our whole world and in the Holy Spirit Region. Certainly as our travel and our Missionary endeavors have been cut short by the Covid virus  we have learned more about surrender to reality as it presents itself. We have worked hard to see God’s work in this time… and come…

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Mater Gratiae Province 2021 Highlights

Mater Gratiae Province 2021 Highlights

Warm and friendly wishes for the Year 2022, blessed by the presence of the Holy Spirit at the 16th General Chapter, to all MSC members and collaborators of the Cabrini Mission. Charismatic and reorganizational moments of the Mater Gratiae Province in 2021: The first part of the year 2021 was characterized by a long period of…

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Cabrini Mission Foundation – Visiting refugees guided by Pastor Abraham Barberi of One Mission Ministries

Cabrini Mission Foundation – Visiting refugees guided by Pastor Abraham Barberi of One Mission Ministries

The Cabrini Mission Foundation has a long history of working with migrants and displaced persons. This entity working with migrants on the border with Mexico sees the leadership of Sister Petrina Raccuglia, MSC. The Cabrini Mission Foundation has made two trips to the state of Texas on the U.S.-Mexico border. Displaced persons, who have fled…

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Which is the link between the Epiphany and Missionary Children’s Day

Which is the link between the Epiphany and Missionary Children’s Day

Story of Pro Dubbo Onlus Foundation meeting at San Severino Marche – November 2021 Historically, it has been called Missionary Children’s Day, but the Italian Church has renamed it Children’s Missionary Day to emphasize – even more clearly – that to be a missionary you don’t need a special vocation, nor a membership card to…

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World Day of Peace

Today is the World Day of Peace.Here is the link to the message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the LV World Day of Peace – 1 January 2022 entitled “Dialogue between generations, education and work: tools for building lasting peace”. https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/peace/documents/20211208-messaggio-55giornatamondiale-pace2022.html An extract: “In every age, peace is both a gift from above and…

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Thanks for this year together!

Thanks for this year together!

As we approach the conclusion of this year, we want to thank each one of you from the bottom of our hearts who have followed us, read to us and shared with us your joys, concerns and achievements. Above all, we thank you because you have been united with us in prayer, never leaving behind…

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Cabrini Choir Christmas Carol Concert in Melbourne

Cabrini Choir Christmas Carol Concert in Melbourne

Here you can find this one hour concert from Cabrini Australia that we hope will bring you all Christmas joy and hope. This is the first time our 30 voice strong choir has been able to sing all together for nearly two years because of COVID-19. Small groups have gathered according to distancing guidelines and…

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Merry Christmas from Sr. Barbara Staley, MSC General Superior

Quisiera desearles a todos una Feliz Navidad. A todas las Hermanas Misioneras del Sagrado Corazón, a los Misioneros laicos cabrinianos, a nuestros corresponsables laicos  en la misión y a todos ustedes que me escuchan hoy. Estamos a punto de terminar nuestro tiempo de Adviento y ahora llega el día de Navidad. El Adviento ha sido un…

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Cabrini Outreach wins award

Cabrini Outreach wins award

Here is a lovely story that we are very proud of – when our Outreach Service won a very prestigious award presented at the Victorian Governor’s House. Cabrini Outreach wins award We are thrilled to announce the Cabrini Outreach Asylum Seeker and Refugee Hub has won the Victorian Multicultural Commission Awards for Excellence in the…

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Mother Cabrini Jubilee Prayer

Mother Cabrini Jubilee Prayer

Today is an important date for our Institute. On December 22, 1917, Mother Cabrini returned home to God in Chicago. Today and especially this year, we wanted to share the prayer written on the occasion of the proclamation of the Jubilee Year for the 75th anniversary of Mother Cabrini’s canonization on November 13. Mother Cabrini…

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Mr Wolfington visiting the Generalate in Rome

Mr Wolfington visiting the Generalate in Rome

On Wednesday December 15, Sr. Barbara Staley and the Community of the Generalate in Rome received the visit of a dear friend of us Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Mr. Eustace Wolfington. Mr. Wolfington is a great friend of our Cabrinian family since 1955 and he is in Rome right now because…

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Advent is coming – A reflection by Sr. Therese Merandi MSC

Advent is coming – A reflection by Sr. Therese Merandi MSC

Advent is a coming, an awaiting, expectation. It involves emptiness, an openness, eyes, heart and spirit awake! Wanting to be filled, looking for something more and better.It spells H-O-P-E and b-e-y-o-n-d the here and now of all around.In South Sudan, in this fragmented Country of conflict and shattered dreams, having com- pleted a decade of…

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“Solidarity with South Sudan”association  and MSC Institute

“Solidarity with South Sudan”association and MSC Institute

On the occasion of World Human Rights Day, we share this video from Solidarity with South Sudan. Solidarity with South Sudan is a new model of ministry and collaboration between religious, women religious and lay people in service to the poor. Its mission is to develop leaders and build the capacity of people in South…

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Immaculate Conception Feast Day

Immaculate Conception Feast Day

“Meanwhile we have come to one of the most beautiful days that the Holy Church can celebrate, day, here by nature, the most beautiful because the gardens and lawns are all a flower, day truly fragrant, for faith then, day the dearest as that which by the whole Church is consecrated to her who is…

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Who was St. Francis Xavier for Mother Cabrini

Who was St. Francis Xavier for Mother Cabrini

It began with adopting his name Mother Cabrini’s veneration of St. Francis Xavier.In the document entitled “Personnel in charge of the Institute” drafted by Mother Cabrini on a parchment preserved in the Cabriniano Museum in Codogno, she placed the saint as a zealot for the Congregation that was about to be born.Let’s read an excerpt…

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A Life Inspired by Mother Cabrini

A Life Inspired by Mother Cabrini

~Fairfield County Catholic When Lucille Souza was a high school freshman in Burbank, California, the idea crossed her mind that maybe, just maybe, she might be called to the religious life. Her parents, who were immigrants from Portugal, worked hard to make a good life for their family, and they sent her to a school…

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VIGIL The Heart of Cabrini

VIGIL The Heart of Cabrini

A sculpture commemorating the centenary of the death of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini “VIGIL – The Heart of Cabrini, is a visually arresting work of art. Cabrinian symbolism is embedded in every element of steel and bronze in the design.This sculpture is a tribute of gratitude to those present and those who have gone before…

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Cop26 UNANIMA Report – Second Week

Cop26 UNANIMA Report – Second Week

We are glad to share with you a report on COP26 (now about the second week of the Climate Conference) written by Jean Quinn, DW, Executive Director of UNANIMA International.They are a Non –Governmental Organization (NGO) advocating on behalf of Women and Children, Homeless and Displaced, Migrants and Refugees, and the Environment primarily at the…

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The article Francesca Cabrini and her journey “Between earth and sky” by Sister Assunta Scopelliti and “Mother Frances Cabrini, the Angel of migrants” exhibition

The article Francesca Cabrini and her journey “Between earth and sky” by Sister Assunta Scopelliti and “Mother Frances Cabrini, the Angel of migrants” exhibition

A week ago, two important feasts were celebrated throughout the Cabrini world: the anniversary of Mother Cabrini’s Beatification (13 November) and the Foundation of the Institute (14 November).We share two initiatives that wanted to remember in a special way these two important passages in the history of the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Sacred…

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Interview to Sr. Bridget Zanin, MSC, the Director of the National Shrine of St. Frances X. Cabrini in Chicago

Interview to Sr. Bridget Zanin, MSC, the Director of the National Shrine of St. Frances X. Cabrini in Chicago

Celebrating Mother Cabrini’s Jubilee: 75 Years of Sainthood for the First American Saint! Interview by Mary Kovach, Ph.D. Mother Cabrini was born Maria Francesca Cabrini in 1850 near Milan, Italy. She was the youngest of thirteen children, dedicated her life to Christ, and became Sister Frances Xavier Cabrini. She emigrated from Italy to the United States…

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Remembering Mother Chiara Grasselli, Former General Superior MSC

Remembering Mother Chiara Grasselli, Former General Superior MSC

4th Superior General of the Institute 50th death anniversary November 20, 2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Mother Chiara Grasselli, Superior General from 1967 to 1971, an unforgettable and cherished Superior General, as well as an extraordinary Cabrinian Missionary figure. Mother Chiara had the courage and the spiritual intelligence to transform…

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Cabrini Ministries Eswatini: Intelligent Love in the Rural South of Eswatini

Cabrini Ministries Eswatini: Intelligent Love in the Rural South of Eswatini

The way we love: How Our Charism and our Values Shape Our Ministries About Cabrini Ministries Eswatini Cabrini Ministries is a faith based community care organization serving the Lubombo Lowveld with a mission to share the love of Jesus Christ by promoting the well-being of individuals and families through comprehensive integrated health care, education and…

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Cop26 UNANIMA Report – First week

Cop26 UNANIMA Report – First week

We are glad to share with you a report on COP26 (especially about the first week of the Climate Conference) written by Jean Quinn, DW, Executive Director of UNANIMA International.They are a Non –Governmental Organization (NGO) advocating on behalf of Women and Children, Homeless and Displaced, Migrants and Refugees, and the Environment primarily at the…

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Jubilee Year Proclamation at the Shrine in Chicago

Jubilee Year Proclamation at the Shrine in Chicago

His Eminence Blase, Cardinal Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, for the benefit of the souls entrusted to his pastoral care petitioned the Apostolic Penitentiary of His Holiness Pope Francis the Bishop of Rome for the grace and favor of a special Jubilee Year in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint Frances XavierCabrini,…

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World Day of the Poor 2021

World Day of the Poor 2021

The origin of this day established by Pope Francis and Cabrini Mission Foundation activity. On the occasion of World Day of the Poor we share first, how the World Day for the Poor established by Pope Francis came about; then some lines on Cabrini Mission Foundation, who helps for the most needy, based in New…

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Foundation of the Institute November, 14 1880

Foundation of the Institute November, 14 1880

On November 14, 1880, the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was born. Thus we read in the Memoirs of the MSC Institute:“In this township of Codogno the Lord was arranging a small group of virgins, gathered around Rev. Mother Francesca Saverio Cabrini who, full of zeal, felt moved by…

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Mother Cabrini, an example of apostolic activity and contemplation

Mother Cabrini, an example of apostolic activity and contemplation

The Feast Day of St. Frances Xavier CabriniPatroness of ImmigrantsNovember 13, 2021 Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, proclaimed a saint in 1946 and Patron Saint of Immigrants in 1950, is best known for her extraordinary apostolic activity in the United States and South America in the service of Italian emigrants to whom she was sent in…

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Happy Mother Cabrini Feast Day!

Happy Mother Cabrini Feast Day!

We propose an article written some years ago by Sister Maria Barbagallo, MSC Former General Superior, about the Beatification of Mother Cabrini, November 13th 1938. Below you can find some initiatives organised in our Cabrinian World for this important Feast day. On 13th November 1938 Francesca Saverio Cabrini was proclaimed Blessedby Sister Maria Barbagallo In…

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A poem by an Afghan refugee

A poem by an Afghan refugee

After the new wave of emergency and suffering in Afghanistan, many were forced to make drastic decisions to seek safety and protect their families. In this poem, a young refugee shares the joys of her past, the sorrows of her present, and the uncertainty of her future. I wish to go back to the past,…

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Cabrini Lay Missionaries Africa

Cabrini Lay Missionaries Africa

On 16 October, a second meeting was held for prospective CLMs in Africa. Five people were in person in Dubbo – Kidane, Birkinesh, Teresa, and Tilahun and his wife Maria; this was the first meeting that Maria (photo) was able to attend. Linder, from Cameroon, was also able to join the meeting via Zoom.We started…

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Pope Francis tells COP26 to show ‘political will,’ not defer action on climate change

Pope Francis tells COP26 to show ‘political will,’ not defer action on climate change

On October 31st the United Nations climate change summit, COP26, was held in Glasgow, Scotland.The two-week (10/31 – 11/12) has long been billed as a critical checkpoint in the global effort to limit theplanet’s warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times – a key threshold to avoid the mostdevastating impacts of climate change.Scientists have…

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Sharing Experience – Uganda Mission Visit

Sharing Experience – Uganda Mission Visit

Recently, I was asked to visit our sisters in the mission of Uganda; to be a support for the community as Sr. Albertina and Sr. Gloria were both in Brazil at the time. Sr. Addise remained in Dzaipi with Sr. Joseane and Sr. Martha who were both relatively new to the country & mission.This was…

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Second formation meeting in Curia on Saint Joseph and Dante Alighieri

Second formation meeting in Curia on Saint Joseph and Dante Alighieri

On October 21 the second formation meeting dedicated to St. Joseph was held at the Curia in Rome.Sister Maria Regina Canale MSC General Assistant, accompanied us on an ever deeper and more surprising discovery of the patron saint of the Universal Church. In the history of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, St….

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Borghetto Lodigiano on October 15 and 16

Borghetto Lodigiano on October 15 and 16

On October 15 and 16, Sister Maria Regina, Assistant General, participated in two important days for our Institute in Borghetto Lodigiano.On the first day there was a Eucharistic celebration in the parish of Borghetto, the church of San Bartolomeo, in the presence of the mayor Dr. Giovanna Gargioni, the civil authorities and the director of…

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World Food Day in Cabrini World

World Food Day in Cabrini World

On the occasion of World Food Day, we offer you two articles on this topic. The first one comes from the Dispensario Madre Cabrini in Guatemala and the other one from New York City, from the close collaboration between Cabrini Mission Foundation and Cabrini Immigrant Services of New York.We also remind you of this important…

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Young experiences across Ethiopia and Brazil

Young experiences across Ethiopia and Brazil

At the end of August, Sr. Alemenesh MSC, accompanied the Vocation Group of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Dubbo, for an excursion to Hawassa, the Regional Capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples Regional State(SNPPRS), to mark the end of the Ethiopian year. This past September 11, Ethiopia began the year 2014! �The photo…

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Celebrations in Colorado

Celebrations in Colorado

Cabrini Day In March of 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law, HB 1031 establishing Frances Xavier Cabrini Day as a Colorado State Holiday. It is the first paid state holiday in the nation that recognizes a woman, and is now observed on the first Monday in October. Taking advantage of a beautiful fall…

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The Cabrinian Way of Being at the Saint Cabrini Youth Center

The Cabrinian Way of Being at the Saint Cabrini Youth Center

The Cabrinian Way at the Santa Cabrini Youth Centre Saint Cabrini Youth Center is located in Vila Ir. Dulce, outskirts of Teresina – Piauí, Northeast region of Brazil. It is one of the largest urban occupations in Latin America, formed by families coming from migratory flows from the countryside of Piauí and other Northeast and…

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New Lisa Thurin Women’s Health Centre

New Lisa Thurin Women’s Health Centre

Cabrini has opened Australia’s first private, women’s-only mental health hospital at Cabrini Elsternwick. Located in the new Lisa Thurin Women’s Health Centre in the heart of Elsternwick, the Cabrini Women’s Mental Health service focuses on treatment for mental ill health. This modern hospital is the first of its kind in Australia and is a prototype…

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In preparation for #WorldHomelessDay

In preparation for #WorldHomelessDay

Oct. 1st Caption: With #WorldHomelessDay soon approaching, UNANIMA International will be sharing testimonies, information, and what we are doing to highlight global homelessness at the UN. COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity, especially women and children. #hiddenfacesofhomelessness #endhomelessness Oct. 2nd Caption: With #WorldHomelessDay soon approaching, UNANIMA International will be sharing testimonies,…

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News from Russia

News from Russia

From 23rd to 26th August Sr. Tatiana Avdokushina took part in the 10th General Assembly of CORSUM in Oktyabrskoe near Moscow (Russia) representing our Institute at the Russian Conference of Major Religious Superiors (CORSUM is our USMI-CISM). The Assembly gathered 23 representatives of female and male religious communities. Because of the coronavirus, not all of…

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An after trauma witness to build something positive in the future

An after trauma witness to build something positive in the future

Title: I Feel Like I’ve Been Run Over by a Truck: How to build Connection, Resilience andGratitude in the Wake of a Trauma – Katie McKennaDate: October 6th, 2021Time: 4:00pmLocation: Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint JosephREGISTRATION https://forms.office.com/r/nq553MrJs4 THERE WILL BE A STREAMING OPTION. Take a listen to Katie’s story. People often say, “I feel like…

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LOVE in Action

LOVE in Action

A Spotlight on the Cabrinian  Outreach for Immigrants Please Mark Your Calendars: today, October 27, December 1 This fall, we kick off a new webinar series on immigration in which we will be exploring how LOVE for immigrants finds its expression in the everyday services provided by our Cabrini Immigrant Services in Dobbs Ferry, NY…

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Building Blocks for Healthy Community

Building Blocks for Healthy Community

~ by Brother Sean Sammon, FMS in HORIZON, the Journal of the National Religious Vocations Conference Since Vatican II, community life has posed a challenge for many women and men religious. Prior to the council, rigid structures and antiquated rules governed life together. Communities, in general, were large, institutional, and closed off from the world…

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#Praywithus

#Praywithus

Many of you will be familiar with the #Praywithus section on our website cabriniworld.org.This is the beautiful little chapel, always decorated with beautiful flowers, that we have at the Generalate in Rome. Here, every day, Sister Maria Regina and other Sisters take care of the prayer requests that we are receiving in large numbers through…

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Food Pantry Summer!

Food Pantry Summer!

The Cabrini Mission Foundation responds with boldness and urgency to the unmet needs of the most vulnerable, especially when there are those in need in our own community. During the summer season, our team worked with Cabrini Immigrant Services’ NYC Food Pantry, and has been dedicated to supporting and feeding more than 200 families each…

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“THEOLOGY OF HUMAN MOBILITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY – Migrants and Pilgrims as Our Ancestors” (September 20-22)

“THEOLOGY OF HUMAN MOBILITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY – Migrants and Pilgrims as Our Ancestors” (September 20-22)

Next week will take place online from Sep 20 to Sep 22 a Conference titled ” THEOLOGY OF HUMAN MOBILITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY – Migrants and Pilgrims as Our Ancestors ” organised by Scalabrini International Migration Institute – SIMI, USG and UISG. Sister Barbara Staley, MSC General Superior, invites all of us to partecipate….

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EVACUATION PLAN!

EVACUATION PLAN!

I moved to New Orleans in 2017 to assist with Campus Ministry at Cabrini High School.  It was a wonderful job.  New Orleans is so friendly and Catholic.  The downside of living there is the long hurricane season and the prospect of an evacuation. Many years ago, when the Ursuline Sisters were missioned to New…

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Mother Cabrini, Celestial Patroness of All Emigrants

Mother Cabrini, Celestial Patroness of All Emigrants

Mother Cabrini was proclaimed “Celestial Patroness of all emigrants” by Pope Pius XII in 1950, September the eight. This photo represents the official document kept in the Cabrini Museum in Codogno. If we think about the context in which this proclamation took place, it is something really surprising: Mother Cabrini became patroness of emigrants when…

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Embodying Catholic Social Teaching through Shared Ownership Investing

Embodying Catholic Social Teaching through Shared Ownership Investing

By Felipe Witchger & Elizabeth Garlow Over several weeks this Spring, 20 U.S. Catholic asset holders gathered on six different occasions to wrestle with the rarely-posed question: What would bold action in impact investing look like, if we use Catholic Social Teaching as our starting point?  The cohort included Kayoko Lyons, Director of Impact Investing for…

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Program “In your hands”

Program “In your hands”

Our Sister Roseni, Missionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus participating in an interview on the theme: “Religious Vocation and its social aspects”. Program “In your hands” of the Archdiocese of Teresina -Piauí (Northeast Region of Brazil). Follow the other pictures with their respective guests to participate in this very interesting program by following this…

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A Spotlight on The Cabrinian Outreach for Immigrants

A Spotlight on The Cabrinian Outreach for Immigrants

LOVE in Action Please Save These Dates Announcing a new webinar series on immigration sponsored by the National Shrine of St. Cabrini in Chicago in collaboration with the Cabrini Retreat Center, Des Plaines, IL.  This fall we will be exploring how LOVE for immigrants finds its expression in the everyday services provided by our Cabrini…

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Biblical Formation in the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Brazil

Biblical Formation in the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Brazil

Sr. Roseni Teresinha Gonçalves MSC carries out the mission with the MSC community in the in Teresina, Pauí, in Brazil.In August they started a Biblical Formation. Together with the pastoral agents of the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Teresina and the group is studying of the Letter to the Galatians. “It is for…

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S. Angelo Lodigiano – Ce l’abbiamo fatta!

S. Angelo Lodigiano – Ce l’abbiamo fatta!

This is a message of hope and resilience from the school children in Sant’Angelo Lodigiano Este es un mensaje de esperanza y resistencia de los escolares de Sant Angelo Lodigiano Questo è un messaggio di speranza e di resilienza da parte dei bambini della scuola a Sant’Angelo Lodigiano Esta é uma mensagem de esperança e…

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Catholic Lecture Series

Catholic Lecture Series

Cabrini University’s Campus Ministry Department is excited to announce our speaker lineup for the Catholic Lecture Series during the Fall Semester. The department will welcome three experts in their respected fields to share their gifts and talents with the community.  Each speaker will use Campus Ministry’s theme, Shoulder to Shoulder¸ as their foundation for their conversations with…

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✧ Sharing Experience ~ HSR Leadership Seminar, Eswatini

✧ Sharing Experience ~ HSR Leadership Seminar, Eswatini

A total 12 leaders of Ministries in the Holy Spirit Region (HSR) participated in a Leadership Seminar held in Eswatini from 6 – 10 June 2021. The seminar aimed to equip HSR ministry leaders with much needed skills to successfully execute their leadership roles. It also aimed to provide a platform for the leaders to…

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World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day

Today is World Humanitarian Aid Day. For us, the model in this sense is St Francesca Cabrini and in this regard we share an excerpt from the “Discourse on the heroic figure of Mother Cabrini in 1946” in which Pius XII wrote: “Look at her: study the way she has taken to guide you down…

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‘Laudato Si’ and Caring for our Common Home

‘Laudato Si’ and Caring for our Common Home

In his 2015 encyclical letter ‘Laudato Si’, Pope Francis called on the global community to live out a commitment in response to the ‘cry of the earth and the cry of the poor’. Recent global crises,  such as the current Covid-19 pandemic, have further demonstrated that there is an urgent need for action around environmental and social…

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15th August – Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

15th August – Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

From Epistolary of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini – Volume 3 Letters from 1897 to 1901 “On going to heaven, may the Most Holy Mary leave all her beautiful and magnanimous virtues to you”. From Between One Wave and Another “While we were contemplating, it seemed that from the sky, covered with graceful clouds, a small…

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Mater Gratiae Province – Turin

Mater Gratiae Province – Turin

Update on Turin After 121 years the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus leave the mission in Turin. Here is a detailed history from the beginnings until today. In Turin, the sisters ran a university hostel and a multimedia conference hall. Después de 121 años, los Misioneros del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús dejan la…

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NY Shrine Pilgrimage July 2021

NY Shrine Pilgrimage July 2021

Today, on International Youth Day, we rediscover these beautiful photos from the pilgrimage of many young people in July to the Cabrini Shrine in New York. “Last week the Shrine welcomed over 1,500 teens on pilgrimage en route to the Redemptoris Mater conference being held in Gettysburg, PA. It was wonderful to meet so many…

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Important visits in Rome and Codogno

Important visits in Rome and Codogno

Visit of the Ambassador of the Philippines S.E. Domingo P. Nolasco in Rome and in Codogno and visit of the Tabor Church at the Centre of Spirituality Mother Cabrini in Codogno by the Bishop of Lodi, Mons. Malvestitti. On August, 6 the Philippine Ambassador to the Italian Republic, H.E. Domingo P. Nolasco, visited the Curia…

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Cabrini Ministries Ethiopia: Our Love in Action

Cabrini Ministries Ethiopia: Our Love in Action

Our Love In Action: Cabrini Ministries Ethiopia Community Outreach and Centre of Life Rehabilitation It is impossible to forget the gaze of a child who is hungry, or the desperation of a mother trying to secure her child’s next meal. The need for food sustainability is primal, yet the ability to do so depends on…

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What happened in Spain (April-May 2021)

Today we discover a little about the activities in the Mater Gratiae Province in Spain during the months of April and May. Activities of the Province Spain During the month of April, we have continued to celebrate Easter. On this occasion we have carried out a dynamic to try to lead the students to the…

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PapaFrancesco #VersounNOIsemprepiùGrande #GMMR2021

PapaFrancesco #VersounNOIsemprepiùGrande #GMMR2021

In the new video, #PapaFrancesco invites us to learn to live together, in harmony and peace, to build a future enriched by diversity and intercultural relations.The direct testimony of those who daily work together in diversity demonstrates the possibility of realising this future “in colour”. #Onwards to an ever-greater year #GMMR2021 “Towards an ever greater…

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Pope’s prayer intention for August: Church on the way

Pope’s prayer intention for August: Church on the way

Pope Francis releases the prayer intention for the month of August, inviting everyone to work for a transformation of the Church – a work that begins with “a reform of ourselves” through an experience of prayer, charity and service, inspired by the Holy Spirit. By Benedict Mayaki, SJ In his video message for his prayer…

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Rallying for Immigrants

Rallying for Immigrants

On July 23rd, a group of 50 Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC members and staff attended the Immigrants are Essential Rally in New York City. CIS-NYC and over 1,000 New Yorkers marched through Chinatown and shut down the Manhattan Bridge as part of a nationwide day of action to demand a pathway to citizenship be…

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Hope and human flourishing in the workplace

Hope and human flourishing in the workplace

Julie Fleming of Cabrini Health Australia tells us about an extraordinary project. This is my story: Hope and human flourishing in the workplaceMother Cabrini said she would go to the ends of the earth as a missionary but at Cabrini Australia people from the ends of the earth come to us.For many at Cabrini Australia…

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World Trafficking Day – July 30, 2021

World Trafficking Day – July 30, 2021

Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims. Traffickers the world over continue to target women and girls. The poor and the vulnerable are most at risk. The vast majority of detected victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation and 35 per cent…

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Cabrini Lay Missionaries in Africa

Cabrini Lay Missionaries in Africa

Over the 5 years since we became a Region, we have been developing various aspects of our Regional ministries and structures. Recently, the development of a CLM group has been ‘ignited’, due to interest arising from within our current missions, as well as some interested persons in countries where the MSCs are not physically present….

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First World Day of Grandparents and Elderly People

First World Day of Grandparents and Elderly People

From Rome – Vatican: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2021-07/world-day-grandparents-elderly-pope-prayer-released-dicastery-la.html From Rome – Vatican : https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2021-07/world-day-for-grandparents-and-the-elderly-is-the-ultimate-gift.html From St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, New York Today at the Shrine we honor grandparents and our elders. A fine time was had at a special coffee hour/tea in our retreat room hosted by Srs. Amarech, Aynalem, and Ayantu. Thank you! From Bethany Community, Buenos…

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Pope: Grandparents, elderly are bread that nourishes our life

Pope: Grandparents, elderly are bread that nourishes our life

In his homily on the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis insists on the importance of young and old coming together in a covenantal sharing of life. By Christopher Wells As the Church marked the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, celebrated Holy Mass in the…

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A Way of the Cross in Codogno for the victims of Covid

A Way of the Cross in Codogno for the victims of Covid

Una nuova Via Crucis nel cortile dell Centro di Spiritualità di Codogno, dedicata a tutte le persone che nel dramma del Covid hanno perso la vita e in modo speciale a oloro che hanno dato la vita per salvare altri. È stata benedetta lo scorso 11 giugno, in occasione della Festa del Sacro Cuore di…

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#CAREAGAINSTTRAFFICKING

#CAREAGAINSTTRAFFICKING

On July 30th, Talitha Kum invites all networks, partners and friends to join our online activation marking the UN’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Together, we want to tell a story of care. Our aim is to show that care can make a difference along every step of the journey to combat human trafficking –…

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Happy Birthday, Mother Cabrini

Happy Birthday, Mother Cabrini

On July 15, the entire Cabrini World remember the birth of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. On this occasion, in Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Mother Cabrini’s hometown, takes place the traditional flight of the dove. The children of the summer camp in the front row, with their eyes wide open and their noses in the air. All around…

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Together for the 75th Anniversary of Mother Cabrini’s Canonization

Together for the 75th Anniversary of Mother Cabrini’s Canonization

Yesterday we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Mother Cabrini’s Canonization. During the day, the Sisters met online from all the parts of the world to spend a moment of joy and sharing the love for the mission. It was also a moment to pray for the Sisters and communities who are going through difficult times,…

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IL SOLENNE RITO

IL SOLENNE RITO

IL 7 LUGLIO, IV Domenica dopo la Pentecoste, la Santità di Nostro Signore il Sommo Pontefice Pio XII ha proceduto, nella Basilica Vaticana, alla solenne Canonizzazione della Beata Francesca Saverio Cabrini, Fondatrice dell’Istituto delle Missionarie del Sacro Cuore. Il sacro Rito ha avuto inizio alle 7:30, ora in cui il grande corteo del Clero regolare…

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With the Scalabrinian Sisters to support refugees in Rome

With the Scalabrinian Sisters to support refugees in Rome

Today the General Council of the Missionary Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus received the visit of the Leadership Team of the Scalabrinian Sisters. It was an occasion to see each other and to discuss and update about the project Chaire Gynai. The project is carried out in Rome by the Scalabrinian Sisters in…

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Sharing Experiences– Sr. Joseane Cabral MSC

Sharing Experiences– Sr. Joseane Cabral MSC

I am Sr. Joseane Cabral Soares, an MSC from Brazil. Two years ago, I arrived in Melbourne,Australia, in the state of Victoria. Australia feels like the end of the earth!When I arrived here in May, 2019, I was deeply desolate, both spiritually and emotionally. Theunexpected deaths of my grandmother, Marisa, and then my father, were…

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Sacred Heart Feast in Guadalupe Province

Sacred Heart Feast in Guadalupe Province

A Day of Commitment and Celebration The Cabrini Lay Missionaries (CLMs), Guadalupe Province, shared a beautiful Feast of the Sacred Heart and the celebration continued until June 13th.On the Feast Day, we had a special prayer service, via Zoom. During the service, Adela Jarquin and Marianne McGowan, renewed their commitment to the CLMs for 3…

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Thanks for serving refugees all over the world

Thanks for serving refugees all over the world

Today is World Refugee Day and we deeply want to thank all the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus all over the world that, together with our lay collaborators and Sharers of the Charism, work tirelessly , on the front lines or hidden, and continue Mother Cabrini’s work in taking care of migrants…

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Sacred Heart of Jesus in MSC World

Sacred Heart of Jesus in MSC World

Last Friday, 11 June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was celebrated in different parts of the world.The Sacred Heart at the centre of our mission continues to flood with its love so many realities that remember it with joy. On this solemn day the sisters renew their vows.Between celebrations and festivities we…

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Sisters serving at the border: news from Catholic Charities USA to Cabrini Mission Foundation

Sisters serving at the border: news from Catholic Charities USA to Cabrini Mission Foundation

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious ( LCWR ) is the association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious in the United States. The conference has about 1350 members, who represent nearly 80 percent of the approximately 49,000 women religious in the United States. Founded in 1956, the conference assists its members to…

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120th anniversary of the Colegio Sagrado Corazón

120th anniversary of the Colegio Sagrado Corazón

This video was made to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Colegio Sagrado Corazón in Villa Mercedes, Argentina. With music dedicated to Saint Frances Cabrini and images of the history of this Institute. Happy Birthday #CollegioSagradoCuore 120 years of life.College founded by #SaintFrancescaJavierCabrini (foundress of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart) on 26th May 1901.Today…

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Commemoration Day of the Revolution of 25 May 1810

Commemoration Day of the Revolution of 25 May 1810

With the first rays of the May sun, Argentina is dressed in light blue and white because there is the joy of celebration, the warmth of the Homeland… time that, as a people, we remember our history to savour, value and give thanks for Freedom, as a gift from God and the heroic action of…

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Smiles, Reminiscence and Fun!

Smiles, Reminiscence and Fun!

Walking onto the Dementia Unit at St. Cabrini Nursing Home is always a special and unique experience.  On April 14, 2021, the atmosphere was festive as five residents were gathered around the “Magic Table.”  The Magic Table, otherwise known as a “Tovertafel,” is a ceiling-based, high-quality projector that contains infrared sensors, a loudspeaker and a processer…

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SANTA CABRINI YOUTH CENTRE STRENGTHENING THE PROTECTION NETWORK

SANTA CABRINI YOUTH CENTRE STRENGTHENING THE PROTECTION NETWORK

In the Brazilian calendar, May 18th is the national day for combating sexual abuse and exploitation of children and adolescents and the Santa Cabrini Youth Center holds several activities with families and the community in general in commemoration of the date. This year, we had the recognition of the municipal government for the relevant work…

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Prayer marathon for the end of the pandemic

Prayer marathon for the end of the pandemic

“So, enter the interior sanctuary of your soul, see what virtues are lacking and promise to study assiduously how to practicethem in very difficult moments; then you will have a beautiful bouquet to present to Our Lady each day. She, however, will notbe outdone in generosity and you will see what graces she will bestow…

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Annual Mass for Migrants – London, UK

Annual Mass for Migrants – London, UK

On the 1st of May 2021, in London, our Parish, St. William of York, celebrated the 16th ‘Mass for Migrants’. This Mass has been celebrated every May Bank Holiday since 2006, when it was first introduced by the then Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Conner. Each year since then, the event has reminded Londoners…

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Cabrini Mission Foundation – Educating with the heart

Cabrini Mission Foundation – Educating with the heart

“Education with a Heart” Cabrini Mission Foundation recently purchased twenty-five (25) chrome books, now allowing current students in need to continue their online classes and virtual schooling during the current pandemic. Mother Cabrini based her work on “education of the heart”; promoting Gospel values, critical thinking and openness towards others.  Through this initiative and all…

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CMF Immigration Work Update in Cabrini Mission Foundation

CMF Immigration Work Update in Cabrini Mission Foundation

The Cabrini Mission Foundation has a long history of working with migrants and displaced people. Responding to the Gospel call for justice and love, honoring the Catholic Social Teachings on the dignity of all persons, and continuing the legacy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Patroness of Immigrants, the Cabrini Mission Foundation is committed to: WELCOME as…

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Cabrini Guatemala: Nourishing Lives for Christ in Barcenas

Cabrini Guatemala: Nourishing Lives for Christ in Barcenas

The Cabrini mission in Guatemala focuses on the most vulnerable population through the San Jose Dispensary in Zone 6 of the capital city, and the Mother Cabrini Dispensary in Barcena Villa Nueva. The service provided by Cabrini Guatemala in Barcena focuses on curative and preventive medical care and the integral development of the individual, the…

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Overcoming Isolation Through – Art and Storytelling

Overcoming Isolation Through – Art and Storytelling

What an exciting day April 22nd turned out to be for Cabrini of Westchester. On that day, Deborah Mosley, a trained storyteller, Ellen Tessitore, a certified NY State Teacher and Lorraine Campanelli, Director of Cabrini Immigrant Services (CIS), Dobbs Ferry, NY presented a workshop at a national conference. The workshop, ‘Intergenerational, Intercultural Art and Storytelling…

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Celebrating our Sisters on Mother’s Day

Celebrating our Sisters on Mother’s Day

Dear Sisters,We know you have suffered great loss in this past year, with many Sisters passing away especially in the past few months. As a sign of love and solidarity, on Mother’s Day we are sending a gift from as many of us as possible. You Sisters mean so much in the life of each…

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At rosary, pope prays resources move from military to pandemic prevention

At rosary, pope prays resources move from military to pandemic prevention

by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Pope Francis prays the rosary with about 160 people in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican May 1, 2021. The pope began a monthlong rosary marathon praying for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) VATICAN CITY — Under the gaze of a seventh-century icon of Mary, Pope Francis launched…

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Santa Cabrini Youth Centre

Santa Cabrini Youth Centre

On the last day of our Bookfoot we were graced with a wealth of activities including storytelling from the Little Prince, led by social educator Leaneida, reinforcing the need for self-care, to captivate and value the time we spend with those we love. The activity is part of the campaign “I take care of me,…

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Formation course on Saint Joseph

Formation course on Saint Joseph

Yesterday at the Generalate in Rome, Sr. Maria Regina MSC held the first training session of a cycle she had designed for Curia employees on St Joseph. On the occasion of the year proclaimed by Pope Francis dedicated to him and on the eve of Labour Day, we reflected on the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde…

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125th Anniversary of Colegio Santa Rosa

125th Anniversary of Colegio Santa Rosa

On May 8, Santa Rosa school in Argentina will be 125 years old! “This year we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Colegio Santa Rosa, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.We started this journey last year with the slogan “125 Years, 12 Stories and 1 School” with some videos shared on the 8th of each month. As…

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Earth Day in Cabrini World

Earth Day in Cabrini World

Today is the Earth Day ! 🙏🏽😁🌏❤️ From the very beginning, Mother Cabrini was careful for the Mother Earth. In “Between one wave and another” Mother Cabrini wrote to the students of the Magisterium a thought of absolute modernity and topicality:“The world of today, which seems to be moving backwards towards paganism, in spite of…

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At America’s Door: Serving Those in the Shadows,Sisters Follow in Footsteps of Women Long Gone

At America’s Door: Serving Those in the Shadows,Sisters Follow in Footsteps of Women Long Gone

When it comes to helping immigrants, Catholic sisters are one of the few constants in a tempestuous American landscape often shaped by hostility and division. “They are invested in the marginalized and dispossessed,” said Dr. Margaret McGuinness, a religious professor at LaSalle University in Philadelphia and author of Called to Serve: A History of Nuns…

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Missioning in South Sudan

Missioning in South Sudan

Watch this beautiful video sent from our Sister Therese Merandi MSC, that is in South in South Sudan at the moment, missioning at the “Good Shepherd Peace Center” together with Solidarity with South Sudan. Discover the several activities in this structure despite the pandemic.  Vea este hermoso video enviado por nuestra Hermana Therese Merandi MSC,…

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XVI General Chapter Opening Mass Ceremony

XVI General Chapter Opening Mass Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the XVI General Chapter was held yesterday at the La Salle House Church. Presided over by Monsignor Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, the Eucharistic celebration was attended by sisters and lay members of the Cabrinian family from all over the world. Also in…

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Festividad del Corpus Christi en Colegio Cabrini Madrid

Festividad del Corpus Christi en Colegio Cabrini Madrid

“El amado mes de junio ha aparecido, en el cual todos unidos en un solo corazón, cerca o lejos, animados por la misma fe y confianza, honraremos al Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, procurándole toda la gloria de los corazones amantes”. Santa Francisca Javier Cabrini En la jornada del domingo 5 de junio retomamos en nuestro…

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An Afternoon of Hope

An Afternoon of Hope

“In every age, O God, you have been our refuge. In every age, O God, you have been our hope.” (Psalm 90 1-4; Janet Sullivan Whitaker). Uvalde school massacre. Eleven year old Miah smeared herself with the blood of her best friend and played dead. Miah survived. Nineteen classmates and two teachers did not. Tulsa…

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