Mother Cabrini, “Italian Immigrant of the Century”
Mary Louise Sullivan, MSC
The purpose of this book is to provide readers with the first well-documented account of Mother Cabrini and her work among Italian immigrants in the United States from 1889 to 1917, and to show how, with the collaboration of her Missionary Sisters, each Cabrinian institution became a center where the socio-religious needs of the immigrants could be met and from which extensive immigrant outreach programs were launched. To gain a broader understanding of the person of Frances Cabrini, Book I is devoted to her early life in Italy. Book II focuses upon the United States and gives fresh insight into immigrant communities of Italians where Cabrini established her educational, healthcare, and social service missionary foundations.