Youth Programs

Frances Xavier Cabrini, Nov 13th

How to start


  • Where and when was she born?
  • When is the feast day for St. Frances Xavier Cabrini?
  • What distinguishing fact distinguishes her sainthood in American history?
  • Why was she refused admission into the Daughters of the Sacred Heart and the Canossian order?
  • She was one of the seven founding members of which order?
  • Where is the first orphanage she founded in the U.S. located? What is its name?


  • Discuss with your family or counselor, some of the values that you admire most about St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. What is she known for? How can you be more like her?
  • Draw a picture showing some of her accomplishments. Share this picture with your family.
  • St. Frances Xavier Cabrini's story is an epic of hope; she was an encouraging saint in a time when people need encouragement. Contact a local orphanage or children hospital and perform a good deed.
  • St. Frances Xavier Cabrini started several missions during her life. Contact your diocese (or eparchy) and find a mission program that you can help out (e.g. Loaves and Fishes).

Completion of the Activity

After completing the requirements, the participants will order the patch (Online).