The main sources of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini are her manuscripts, only some of which have been published. 

We sought to identify and follow the essential lines of the birth, development, and maturing of the powerful belief that invigorated her being and her work within the many elements of the Cabrinian soul and their deep spiritual meaning.

Writings of St. Frances Cabrini

Among her writings, we highlight:

  • Pensieri e Propositi (Journal of a Trusting Heart, Retreat Notes), 1876-1911
  • Tra un’onda e l’altra – Viaggi (To the Ends of the Earth)
  • La Stella del Mattino – Strenne (Gift Books)
  • Epistolario (Epistolary)
  • Esortazioni (Exhortations), 1954
  • Riforme per giorni di Santo Ritiro (Reforms)

Writings about St. Frances Cabrini and the Institute

  • Mother Cabrini: Education of the heart, the path of interiority edited by Sister Maria Barbagallo (PDF in ITALIAN)
  • Free yourselves and put on wings (PDF IN ITALIAN)

The Cradle of the Institute

The cradle of the  Missionary Sisters’ Institute is in Codogno, Italy. It is also a going concern where many new initiatives of the Institute have come to fruition such as:

Painting in Codogno’s Courtyard.
  • A House of Prayer
  • A residence for the elderly
  • A Center of Spirituality

This is our beginning, our foundation, where we began as a congregation. This Cabrini Museum houses many artifacts from the life of Mother Cabrini.

As you walk around the museum , you may find yourself transported to the distant countries that Cabrini visited, or perhaps, you may gain insight into the person of Frances Cabrini through her Missionary Travels.

If you stop in the room adjacent to the museum, you can take the time to kneel and say a prayer, feeling the presence of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mother Cabrini.

Birthplace of Cabrini

In addition, the birthplace of Francesca Cabrini in Sant’Angelo Lodigiano can also be visited.

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