Feb. 3, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Great were the corporal and spiritual works of mercy accomplished by the Italian Immigrant to Americas, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. She began orphanages which grew into schools for women. Hospitals sprouted as a result of her contact with the sick. By the end of her life she had established 67 institutions to serve the poor.
The Mother Cabrini Award has been presented to a staff member at Saint Frances Cabrini since 1989 making this the 27th year the award has been presented. Nominations for consideration are made by staff members by criteria based on Mother Cabrini’s life. Those qualities are:
Perseverance: The Spirit and Will to proceed on, despite difficulties or obstacles
Missionary Zeal: A great desire to reach out to others
Simplicity: A desire to live an unencumbered life, looking more to values
Educational Mission: An attitude that demonstrates love for children
Her peers had the following things to say about this year’s recipient who has worked at Saint Frances Cabrini School for 14 years:
“She is a hard-working and dedicated teacher. She always comes in early and takes on extra duties. She is thoughtful and caring.
She is humble and grace-filled. She goes out of her way to balance the responsibilities of school with the needs of her family. She does everything with an attitude of thoughtfulness, kindness and care.
She never complains but instead gives her students and colleagues the very best of who she is. Ann lives her life using her God-given gifts always in service of others.”
We are proud to announce that this year’s Mother Cabrini Award selection is Ann Taylor (photo right above).