In March of 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law, HB 1031 establishing Frances Xavier Cabrini Day as a Colorado State Holiday. It is the first paid state holiday in the nation that recognizes a woman, and is now observed on the first Monday in October.
Taking advantage of a beautiful fall Colorado weekend, Mother Cabrini Shrine welcomed visitors and guests who came to walk the steps, light a candle in the chapel and enjoy the beautiful grounds that honor our beloved St. Frances Cabrini and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. After the Sunday Masses, coffee and donuts were served in celebration of Cabrini Day. To us, Cabrini Day is about her story – her determination, grit and service to immigrants, the poor and those most in need, and we are always eager for those who come to the Shrine to learn of it and be inspired by her life, her faith, and all she accomplished.
Links to Cabrini Day local news coverage below: