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Cabrini, St Frances Xavier

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCabrini, St Frances XavierSt Frances Xavier CabriniCa‧bri‧ni, St Fran‧ces Xa‧vi‧er /kæˈbriːni, ˈfrɑːnsəs ˈzeɪviə $ ˈfræn, -iər/  (1850–1917) also known as Mother Cabrini ; a Roman Catholic nun (=a member of a group of religious women), who was born in Italy but lived in the US, and who built schools, hospitals, and convents (=buildings where nuns live) in many US cities. She became the first US citizen to be named a saint. Many churches and other institutions are named after her.
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