Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
In 1889, amidst the chaos and poverty of an over-populated New York, Mother Frances Cabrini and her sister companions arrived from Italy. They quickly began organizing catechism and language classes for Italian immigrants, established schools and orphanages, and served the poor throughout the city. Requests for Mother Cabrini's help later came from all over the world. Today, her Missionary Sisters can be found on six continents serving in a variety of roles wherever there is a need.