Franciscan Mission Associates (FMA), now in its 58th year of service to the missions of the world, is a spiritually based organization with worldwide mission-helping undertakings. It promotes information about and interest in the missionaries and their people – particularly in the Franciscan Missions of Central America, but also in the inner cities of the United States and Canada as well as every continent in the world.
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Saint of the Month
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
“Mother Cabrini” is our first citizen saint and a beloved New York saint (she’s enshrined in the Bronx and her image is on the magnificent bronze center doors of St. Patrick’s Cathedral).
She came to the United States instead of China with her own community, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, in 1889 at the direction of Pope Leo XIII and spent 28 years working mainly for Italian immigrants. A string of schools, orphanages, and hospitals across this country especially that now care for the needs of all attests to her success.