Five Were Wise, Five Were Foolish
Nocturnal Adoration During Advent, Wednesdays 11 PM Until Midnight

Mother Frances Cabrini

MotherCabriniMother Frances Xavier Cabrini, who wanted to become a nun but was refused entry into congregations because of her poor health wound up founding her own religious community. 

She dreamed of working in China, but was sent by the pope to North America instead to work with Italian immigrants.

She wasn't welcomed with open arms in America, but set about working with the poor and orphans anyway.

So many times she had an opportunity to walk away and decide it wasn't worth the difficulty - but she didn't.

Instead this frail woman founded hospitals, schools and orphanages around the world and became the first American citizen (naturalized) to be declared a saint.