On March 15, 2023, St. Frances Cabrini will be inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in a formal induction ceremony and celebration at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel.
Mother Cabrini is receiving this prestigious award for her outstanding accomplishments as a champion of immigrants, children, and the poor. She was nominated by the Dante Alighieri Society of Denver, a non-profit organization which promotes the Italian language and culture.
Mother Cabrini has a special connection to Colorado, as she established the first Mt. Carmel elementary school for the children of Italian immigrants in 1902. She was one of the leaders who raised funds to rebuild the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church building that is standing today, after the original structure was destroyed by fire. She also established an orphanage in 1904 and a summer camp for orphan girls in Golden in 1910 on the grounds of what is now the Mother Cabrini Shrine.
Tickets to the Gala are available at cogreatwomen.org.