Webinar “Dreaming of a Single Human Family”

Beginning this Month

a Compelling Webinar Series on Immigration:

“Dreaming of a Single Human Family


Sponsored by:

The National Shrine of St. Frances X. Cabrini, Chicago, IL

in collaboration with

The Cabrini Retreat Center, Des Plaines, IL

with the gracious participation

of Cabrini University faculty and staff members




9:00 am MST/10:00 am CST/11:00 am EST/*


Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Passcode: 281493

Webinar ID: 949 8072 5342

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/acpfSoTzsk


“Themes from the Life and Spirituality of Mother Cabrini, Patroness of Immigrants”


In this presentation, Nicholas Rademacher and Michelle Sherman will discuss the integration of faith and justice in Mother Cabrini’s Gospel-inspired commitment to serve immigrant communities in the United States and Latin America. Set within the context of major turning points in her life, their talk will explore Mother Cabrini’s missionary vocation, her devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and her spirit of disponibilita’, that is, her flexibility and openness to God’s call.




Nicholas Rademacher, PhD

Dr. Rademacher is professor and chair of Religious Studies at Cabrini University.  His teaching and scholarship focus on historical and contemporary expressions of Catholicism in the United States. Dr. Rademacher earned his PhD at the Catholic University of America.  A published author of journals and books, he serves as Vice President of the American Catholic Historical Society and recently completed service on the historical commission for cause for canonization of Fr. William Atkinson, OSA.

Dr. Rademacher can be reached via nr725@cabrini.edu


Michelle Sherman, MA

Michelle Sherman is the Campus Minister for Retreats at Villanova University. A former Cabrini Mission Corps missioner at Mother Cabrini H.S. in NYC, she is honored to contribute to this important Cabrini series.  She holds a BA in Humanistic Studies from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN; a MA in Theology and Certification in Lay Ministry from Villanova University; and Certification in Spiritual Direction from the Cranaleith Spiritual Center.    

Ms. Sherman can be reached at michelle.sherman@villanova.edu



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