Sixty-one years ago today (the 19th fell on a Saturday in 1959, too) dozens of clergy, multitudes of Missionary Sisters, a judge, the captain of the 34th Precinct, and various others including “an author of Marian plays and filmstrips” gathered for the consecration of the main altar of the brand-new…

A few weeks ago I discovered a nondescript 3-ring binder in a corner of my office closet. As I opened it my heart skipped a beat: inside were pages and pages of yellowed newspaper clippings. Some were from 1938, describing Mother Cabrini’s beatification. Others were from 1946, covering her canonization….

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