With great joy, the community of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus celebrated the feast of Mother Cabrini in the Parish of Dzaipi, Uganda. It was a very significant moment for the MSC and the parish community. We had a beautiful presentation about the life of our Foundress where the teenagers performed and sang honouring Saint Francisca Xavier Cabrini, Missionary of the New Evangelization! We share some photos of this special moment for us.
Sr. Joseane MSC
Feast Day Good Wishes from Cabrini Health
Those of us at Cabrini Health Australia would like to wish you all a Happy Feast Day and share with you a wonderful article that was posted on the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne website today. To access the article please click here Bishop Tony Ireland, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, and Episcopal Vicar of Health, Aged and Disability Care, celebrated the Mass and spoke endearingly of Mother Cabrini and what an impact Cabrini Australia has had on his life as he grew up in the suburb of Malvern. It was an inspired celebration which was beautifully accompanied by our Cabrini choir. Sue Williams, CEO, gave the welcoming address and Sylvia Falzon, our Board Chair, provided a beautiful closing. We were blessed to be able to share some refreshments after the Mass, something we have missed for the last few years.
Sr. Dicelia ai Gordiani ha parlato di Madre Cabrini con le ragazze ospiti al pensionato di via Anagni
On Nov. 13 in the Community of the Sacred Heart in Codogno, Holy Mass was celebrated in honor of Mother Cabrini, commemorating the anniversary of her beatification on Nov. 13, 1938. During the homily Fr. Fabio Locatelli (S.M.M.) exhorted to follow the example of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in her being attentive to the will of God, to serve the people who were in difficulty at that moment in history and to guard one’s heart to be missionaries of the Heart of Jesus. At the end of the Holy Mass, a blessing with Mother Cabrini’s relic was shared. On the occasion of the Cabrinian festivities in Codogno came Sr. Marta Maria Lopez Castillo, Provincial Superior, Sr. Stella Maris Elena and Sr. Gilda Mercedes Mendoza Argueta- assistants General and Sr. Giuditta Pala from the Secretariat of the General Curia of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Celebrating Mother Cabrini in Cabrini Center- Pagirinya Settlment
We celebrated Mother Cabrini’s feast day with great joy and gratitude at the Cabrini Center in Pagirinya Settlement. It was our first mass at the Center together with groups of women who are part of the Cabrinian mission, community leaders and a group of teenagers from our Parish.
The most significant thing about this mission is realizing the integration and participation of the different tribes, this is visible when we see the various groups together and the relationship that the women are building between them.
It is very gratifying to realize that the Cabrinian Charisma is being incarnated and lived by the different races and tribes with which we work in Pagirinya Settlement.
Cabrini University Observes the Feast Day
A multi-faceted feast day observance took place at Cabrini University. The day began with Mass with Fr. Fidelis Olokunboro presiding. At the conclusion of the Mass students and alumni shared their reflections on what the Cabrini experience has meant to them; how the Cabrinian charism has shaped their outlook on the world, and how they will carry the mission with them throughout their lives. A beloved Cabrini Feast Day tradition is the luncheon in the cafeteria for the campus community during which faculty and staff serve as celebrity chefs. Immediately following the luncheon was a special showing of the new film CABRINI which is set to debut in March 2024. There was standing room only for the movie! The day was interwoven with academic presentations by students. While surely festive, the day was bittersweet in that all who attended acknowledged that this will be the final Feast Day celebration at Cabrini University.
Today, November 13, we celebrate the feast day of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, our University’s namesake. Mother Cabrini brought her philosophy of education, an “Education of the Heart,” to the 67 institutions she founded in North America, Central and South America, and Europe.
A Joyful Day of Recommitment
The Cabrini Lay Missionaries (CLMs) of the Guadalupe Province, had a very special celebration on the Feast Day. Patricia Krasnausky and Vicky Lucio renewed their recommitments as CLMs for 3 more years. To quote Mother Cabrini, “Today, love cannot be hidden; it must become active, living and true.” As CLMs, we are called to witness to the love of God. We are so grateful for Pat and Vicky. Truly, they bring the love of God to all those they meet.
https://www.facebook.com/100006089101106/posts/3529443157268620/?mibextid=xfxF2i (video Instituto Sagrado Corazón)
Hermosa jornada compartimos junto a la comunidad cabriniana.
El espíritu de Madre Cabrini presente entre nosotros …
Maxi participó en la Fiesta Patronal de Madre Cabrini
Esta mañana, la comunidad cabriniana y el Instituto Sagrado Corazón homenajearon a Santa Francisca Javiera Cabrini. El intendente Maxi Frontera y parte del equipo de la Muni, participaron de la ceremonia que comenzó en el establecimiento y que siguió en las calles de la ciudad.
En la peregrinación se sumaron estudiantes, docentes y vecinos. Hubo una suelta de globos y la bendición de la figura de la Madre Cabrini.
Francisca fue beatificada un 13 de noviembre de 1938.
Multi-Day, Multi-Lingual Feast Day at NYC Shrine
Last weekend was busy, joyous, and celebratory as St. Frances Cabrini Shrine held five Masses over two days for Mother Cabrini’s Feast. Thank goodness for collaboration! Shrine staff extend special thanks to the MSC novices, Sr. Bernadette Anello, MSC and Sr. Ayantu Abera, MSC for their epic effort and endurance. The marathon weekend began with the Mass in Italian. In addition to two van loads of people from Cabrini University we welcomed the knights of the Sacred Order of Constantinian and St. George and busloads of people from two of the original Cabrini churches: Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Newark, NJ and Our Lady of Pompeii in Manhattan. A group from the Church of St. Frances Cabrini in Brooklyn also attended. Next up was the Filipino Mass, featuring a Filipino choir from Staten Island and a Franciscan priest from Queens. The final Mass on Saturday was the high-energy French Mass, led by a French African choir that had everyone dancing and singing, even if we didn’t know what we were saying. Sunday’s English Mass had a full house (the chapel’s capacity is 375). The girls from the Ursuline School sang, and Fr. Brain McWeenie, the Director of the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, celebrated. Finally, the Spanish Mass was celebrated by Bishop Josu Iriondo was attended by roughly 300 people.
Fifty Years of Loving Service to Elders
In 1973, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus opened St. Cabrini Nursing Home to serve the elder population with quality services. Fifty years later, this ministry still thrives and has served thousands of elders in the skilled nursing facility and through other services to the community. To celebrate this milestone, the residents and staff came together for two special services: A prayer service on November 8th and the celebration of Mother Cabrini’s Feast Day on November 13th. On November 8th, representatives from all 16 departments as well as the residents and volunteers were present in Cabrini’s chapel for a service of thanksgiving. Each department was asked to select a virtue that reflects what its purpose and mission are and to prepare a brief explanation to share. To begin the service, Fr. Ron Galt, Vice President of Pastoral Care and Mission gave a blessing which was followed by a scripture reading, song and presentation of each department’s virtue. The virtues were framed and a display was created that can now be seen in Cabrini’s lobby. In closing the service, Patricia Krasnausky, President and CEO, talked about the virtue of perseverance and how Mother Cabrini persevered when she came to the United States when being told she was not needed. “Mother Cabrini may have felt defeated, but due to her perseverance, we are all here this afternoon in this chapel celebrating fifty years of caring for people. Thank you to all of you and to all who went before us for persevering in an excellent combination of qualities, so that the outcome is that Cabrini of Westchester remains standing here after fifty years as a shining golden tribute to Mother Cabrini.” On November 13th, Cabrini of Westchester celebrated the Feast Day of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini as well as the conclusion of the yearlong celebration of the 50th Anniversary which included both staff and residents. A Mass, with live music, took place in the Chapel and other planned activities took place throughout the day. The Missionary Sisters who are residents of the home gathered for a special meal. This meal was served to the all of the residents as well. Later in the day, the Therapeutic Recreation Staff distributed ice cream to the residents as a treat in honor of the Feast. The staff was included in the celebration with the distribution of $10.00 gift certificates to Honda’s Cafe for each employee as well as raffle prizes. Many thanks to all who participated in planning both of these celebrations and to all who have enabled Cabrini of Westchester to offer the very best services to elders for fifty wonderful years.