Who Is Mother Frances Cabrini and Why Is She Replacing Christopher Columbus?

September 27, 2020

In March of 2020, Colorado passed legislation replacing Columbus Day with Cabrini Day, honoring St. Frances Cabrini. But who was Frances Cabrini? Cabrini was the first American saint, and is known as the patron saint of immigrants. Julia Attaway, Executive Director of the Saint Frances Cabrini Shrine in New York, told Inside Edition Digital, “I don't think you have to be of the Catholic faith to learn from Mother Cabrini. What everyone can learn from her is that you start with love.”

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