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Shrine to celebrate Cabrini’s birthday

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini will honor the life and legacy of America’s first saint with a birthday Mass at 4 p.m. on July 13. The shrine is located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood in a building that once housed Columbus Hospital. Cabrini and her Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus built the hospital as well as Assumption School on the Near Northwest Side and the Columbus Hospital Extension on the Near West Side. By the time she passed away at Columbus Hospital in 1917, she had established 67 schools, hospitals and orphanages around the …

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