November 13, 2023
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Mother Cabrini’s Legacy of Love
…with all my ways you are familiar.
Psalm 139:3

Born in Northern Italy in 1850, Maria Francesca Cabrini was the thirteenth child in her family. In her early childhood years, she wanted to become a missionary to China in imitation of St. Francis Xavier, the 16th-century Jesuit. Because of poor health and frailty, she was unable to fulfill her previous plans, but then she founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and ministered to the poor in Italy. Years later, Pope Leo XIII advised her to come to New York City to serve the Italian immigrants and orphans. Her work quickly expanded through the United States, establishing schools and orphanages. She eventually became a U.S. citizen. In 1917, she died in Chicago and is buried in New York City. Because of her legendary accomplishments, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini became the first United States citizen to be canonized as a saint. On her feast day, may we continue to appreciate this amazing, saintly American woman and her legacy of love.

- Fr. James McKarns

Wisdom 1:1-7 • Psalm 139:1-10 • Luke 17:1-6


November 13, 2023 at 09:26 PM

I can hide nothing from You My Father in Heaven so please help me to be honest with myself and admit my wrongs so that I am worthy of You and Your perfect ways Amen Amen Amen

November 13, 2023 at 09:58 AM


November 13, 2023 at 09:56 AM

I love Psalm 139 speaking my heart in 1, 4, 7, 10, “Lord, You have seen what is in my heart. You know all about me. Lord, even before I speak a word, You know all about it. How can I get away from your Spirit? Where can I go to escape from You? Your hand would always be there to guide me. Your right hand would still be holding me close!” *** I love Psalm 139 speaking my unspoken words in 19-22, “God, I wish You would kill the people who are evil! I wish those murderers would get away from me! They are Your enemies. They misuse Your Name. They misuse it for their own evil purposes. Lord, I really hate those who hate You!I really hate those who rise up against You! I have nothing but hatred for them. I consider them to be my enemies.” *** I love Psalm 139 speaking my prayer in 23-24, “God, see what is in my heart. Know what is there. Test me. Know what I’m thinking. See if there’s anything in my life you don’t like. Help me live in the way that is always right.” Amen! ******* Jesus’ warning in today’s Gospel Luke 17:1a, 3, One day Jesus said to His disciples, “There will always be temptations to sin…So watch yourselves!“If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive!” *** So I have to watch myself, how? *** Rebuke another believer’s sins? *** Seriously…in this age and cancel culture …just pray…don’t say anything…this is not the place to talk about sin…let God be the judge…love them while they sin…leave them in their sin…God will take care the difficult confrontation of their sins…so we don’t have to!!! ******* God has taken care of the difficult part in John 3:16-18, “God so loved the world that He gave His One and only Son. Anyone who believes in Him will not die but will have eternal life. God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world. He sent His Son to save the world through Him. Anyone who believes in Him is not judged. But anyone who does not believe is judged already. They have not believed in the Name of God’s One and only Son.” The question is do I love the sinners to tell them the truth the Good News as God did with me?

November 13, 2023 at 09:25 AM


November 13, 2023 at 08:52 AM

Thank you St Francis for all you have done for our country God bless you ????????????

November 13, 2023 at 08:12 AM


November 13, 2023 at 07:25 AM

Amen...thank you Fr. James...prayers go out to all those in need...keep up the faith and never give up hope

November 13, 2023 at 06:25 AM

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to see a screening of a movie about the life of Mother Cabrini and her work. Excellent movie. It will be in theaters next year. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini pray for us

November 13, 2023 at 09:17 PM

You can watch the trailer for the movie on, the same website that you can watch The Chosen on.

Joann D.
November 13, 2023 at 06:43 AM

November 13, 2023 at 06:16 AM

Amen :) Thank you for sharing the story of Mother Cabrini. Have a blessed week Living Faith Family :)

November 13, 2023 at 06:00 AM

Thank you for the testament Father James. I did not know her story. She certainly had a big impact here. Blessings for the week to the LFF and all who need support. Amen.

November 13, 2023 at 05:54 AM

Lord, please watch over and protect the humanitarian corridors being established in Gaza. Hear our continued prayers for those in the Middle East, Ukraine, Russia, the Sudan, and all those suffering around the world - also for their strength, courage and resilience to continue walking in faith. Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world! You sent Your Son, the Prince of Peace, for the salvation of the world. We pray that the Peace of Christ will reign in the Middle East, Ukraine, Russia and Sudan. Please protect and send aid to those in need and all who are at-risk. We pray for peace and rebuilding– we who are working towards it and for all those who are suffering or in danger from conflicts. We pray for an end to violence and war – we pray for wisdom for all leaders who have a hand in this. Lord God please help those in most need of thy mercy. Amen.

November 13, 2023 at 07:04 AM


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