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Conference to spotlight legacy of St. Frances Cabrini

As part of the centenary of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, a panel of Chicago scholars and historians will explore the extraordinary impact and legacy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini on the city of Chicago in the areas of education, healthcare, out-reach to immigrants.

The event will take place on June 10 at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street, Chicago.

Presenters will be:

  • Dr. Dominic Candeloro, professor, historian, author, former Executive Director of the American Italian Historical Association and curator of the Library at Casa Italia
  • Dr. Sandro Corso, author and Director of Education for the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago
  • Ellen Skerrett, Chicago Historian, Scholar, Author and Reseacher. Ms. Skerrett curated a permanent installation: “From Immigrant to Citizen Saint: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini”, National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Sister Joan McGlinchey, member of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Vicar for Religious of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
  • Thomas I. Volini, Executive Vice-President Collier’s International Advisory Group. Tom is the great grandson of Dr. Camillo Volini and grandson of Dr. Italo Volini, who worked along-side Mother Cabrini founding Columbus and Cabrini Hospitals and in her out-reach to immigrants from Italy.

The conference will run from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Chicago Room of the Chicago History Museum. There is no charge, but reservations are necessary.

For information and reservations, contact Barbara Willis, Development Manager at the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, 773-360-5746 or development@cabrininationalshrine.org.

For additional information about the centenary celebration visit www.cabrininationalshrine.org.

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