Saints related to Patron-of-immigrants

    Short Bio
  • St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
    One of 13 children, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini grew up in Lombardi, Italy. She worked with her family on a farm until a priest asked her to become a teacher. She began the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and later went to the U.S., to work with Italian immigrants.
  • St. Joseph
    Most people recognize St. Joseph for his role in the Christmas story, as the husband of the Virgin Mary as well as the foster father of Jesus. Because of his blessed death, assisted by the Child Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph is the patron of a happy death.
    Typically shown as a robed and bearded man. Often shown with carpentry tools, a lily and the child Jesus.