Feast of Frances Xavier Cabrini, V., IIIrd Class and Ember Friday
Today is the Feast of Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first American citizen to be canonised.
The Collect from the Roman Missal:
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who to win souls for Thyself didst conduct the Holy Virgin Frances Xavier, aflame with the fire of love from Thy most Sacred Heart, on her long and repeated journeys and through her didst raise up a new family within Thy Church: grant us, we beseech Thee, by her intercession, the grace to put on the virtues of that same Heart of Thine and to arrive safely at the Heavenly port, there to be happy forever. Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
The Propers of the Mass in her honour may be found here.
The article on her from Magnificat.