Brooklyn church honors Mother Cabrini since the city wont
By Larry Celona, Khristina Narizhnaya and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
October 6, 2019
More than 1,000 parishioners packed a Brooklyn church on Sunday to give Saint Frances Cabrini her dues after the city passed her over for a statue, despite a groundswell of support.
The overflow crowd at Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary & St. Stephen church was the latest outcry from Catholics and Big Apple Italian-Americans after Cabrini was snubbed by First Lady Chirlane McCrays She Built NYC statue program.
Cabrini, an Italian immigrant who founded 67 institutions to help the needy, finished first in a citywide poll asking who should get an effigy but McCray and former Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen nonetheless decided not to grant her the honor. ..."
"Thats a disgrace, said Connie Gessler, who said Cabrini taught her grandmother."
"Why did they have an election if they werent going to give one to the person with the most votes?" ..."
From her Wikipedia page...
Cabrini died of complications from dysentery at age 67 in Columbus Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, on December 22, 1917, while preparing Christmas candy for the local children.
By that time, she had founded 67 missionary institutions to serve the sick and poor and train additional sisters to carry on the work.
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