St. Frances Cabrini

The Statue of St. Frances Cabrini
The Ave Maria Grotto
Cullman, Alabama

Manipulated photo by Eric Shindelbower

St. Frances Cabrini - a saintly immigrant woman from Italy who worked for the poor in the United States.  She built 67 institutions; orphanages, hospitals, schools and convents.  She was born in 1850 and died in Chicago in 1917.  She was canonized in 1947 and is buried in New York.*

 

St. Pope Pius X

The Statue of St. Pope Pius X
The Ave Maria Grotto - Cullman, Alabama

Manipulated photo by Eric Shindelbower

St. Pope Pius X - known as the Pope of Peace because he did everything in his power to prevent the outbreak of World War I in Europe.  He died a few days after the war broke out.
He is also known as the Pope of the Eucharist because he permitted children to receive Holy Communion upon reaching the age of reason - usually around seven.
He was canonized a saint in 1956.*



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* Excerpted from A Self Guided Tour Of The Ave Maria Grotto by Father Aloysius Plaisance, OSB., Ph.D.  Used by permission of The St. Bernard Abbey and may not be reproduced without prior written consent.

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