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Franciscan Mission Associates (FMA), now in its 60th 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.
Saint of the Month
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Feast Day – November 13
“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.
Prayer of the Month
God our Father, you called Frances Xavier Cabrini from Italy to serve the immigrants of America.
By her example teach us concern for the stranger, the sick, and the frustrated.
By her prayers help us to see Christ in all the men and women we meet.