Catholic Activity: Nameday Ideas for the Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Includes prayers, dessert suggestions and sources for medals and statues. Feastday is November 13.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first American citizen to be canonized, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Her body is enshrined in Fort Washington, New York City, a place of family pilgrimage. She is the patron of Frances, Francesca, Fanny, Francine, Francoise, Franchetta, Franchon, and Francella. The heart cake or a heart on a book cake is used for her feast. Medals and statues may be obtained from her shrines (see addresses below).
Father: Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, You enkindled the fire of Your Sacred Heart in Frances Xavier so that she might win souls for You in many lands and by her means established a new religious congregation of women in Your Church. Grant that we too may imitate the virtues of Your Sacred Heart through her intercession so that we may be worthy of the haven of eternal happiness. You are God, living and reigning forever.
All: Amen. Christ conquers, Christ reigns!
Activity Source: My Nameday — Come for Dessert by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1962