At Cabrini Australia we are proud to celebrate our heritage with two weeks of honouring the life and legacy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini and the ten founding Cabrini Sisters who came to Australia in 1948 to run and grow Cabrini Hospital.
In only our second Mass of the year due to the pandemic, Archbishop Peter D. Comensoli will declare 13th November a day of Observance for St Frances Cabrini in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
A foyer display in our four campuses presents Mother Cabrini’s belongings with a beautiful quote from a staff members about how they draw inspiration from holding Mother’s belongings which were kindly donated to us from the Chicago Museum.
Every day for 15 days we place a reflection card on the breakfast tray of all our patients and residents, with Mother Cabrini’s words and comments from staff on [the ways in which] our mission and heritage inspires them today.
Sr. Sharon Casey MSC, who has been on mission in Australia for 12 years, delivered a personal and inspiring video reminding us to be rooted in Mother Cabrini’s love for Jesus expressed through our Cabrini ethic of care.
To view Sr. Sharon’s video, click here
The video message from Chief Executive Sue Williams was inspired by the book we commissioned “St Frances Cabrini: A Passionate Life.” Sue said Mother Cabrini was a true visionary who was well ahead of her time and we have a responsibility to carry on her legacy, and Sue likened our response to the COVID pandemic to that of the Sisters in New Orleans during the yellow fever pandemic.
To view Ms. Williams’ Feast Celebration message, click here
Cabrini Australia mission is to spread Mother Cabrini’s love for all expressed through our commitment to care about, not just to care for, those in our hospitals, nursing home and in the community.