Monday, March 11, 2024

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The movie Cabrini was released on Friday and finished in fourth place, grossing $7.7 million, which is very good for a faith-based film. It’s a biopic from Angel Studios of the incredible turn-of-the-century St. Frances Xavier Cabrini who came to the U.S. from Italy to start schools and work with the poor. She encountered much pushback from civil and Church officials. Gus invites listeners who saw it to call in and give their reviews.

Also, it's Monday, so that means Gus does an edition of Tell Me Something Good and, later, does his daily Lenten reading and reflection of Psalm 51.

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  • Marilyn Potenza : March 12, 2024

    My husband & I went to see the movie. We both loved it. I remember my mother talking about Mother Cabrini. My Mama, Anna Zanchelli-Bevilacqua grew up in the Bronx, NY. I think her mother met Mother Cabrini. I remember being taught in my Catholic high school’s American history classes about the missionaries who ministered to the immigrants. Mother Cabrini & Elizabeth Ann Seton were both very active in education and care of children.
    Mother Cabrini was portrayed just as I remember being taught in school. Being Italian, I was taught more about her faith and her care of the immigrant community of Italian, Irish and Polish families. Against all odds, her Catholic faith sustained her to educate children.
    The movie wasn’t a feminist story. It was the story of an Italian woman who strived in her struggle against oppression in her doing the work of God to educate & care for children.
    FYI in our newspaper, it was the 3rd place movie in the weekend of March. 8th.

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