from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Cabrini, Saint Frances Xavier Known as "Mother Cabrini.” 1850-1917. Italian-born American religious leader who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (1880) and was the first American to be canonized (1946).


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  • The man with the bankroll was Jack Davis, a middle-class accountant farm boy who'd taken it upon himself to teach these kids how to work for a buck through a program he called Cabrini

    Chicago Reader

  • Go live in Cabrini-Green or on the Native Peoples reservation land’s for a few day’s and then write some tales about internet, phones, $100 dollars shoes, ipod’s etc, your rich asS don’t know s-it about poverty.

    Think Progress » Two Percent

  • Similarly, as a result of a grant from my organization, CIRCLE, teenagers in the Cabrini-Green area documented their neighborhood in public videos through a grassroots organization called Cabrini Connections.

    Peter Levine: Creating Good Citizens

  • People who have called Cabrini home for decades may not be able to afford to live in the neighborhood much longer, but one community organization hopes to help those residents when legal matters arise.

    Cabrini Green Legal Aid Helping Low-Income Residents One Case At A Time

  • At the same time, a director of the Cabrini public-housing project reported being told “repeatedly” by Italian prospective residents “that families would move in if the Negroes were segregated, but they would not if they are not segregated.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • By her old apartment, Ms. James would frequent a place called 181 Cabrini where "they make delicious breakfast burritos" and have open-mic nights where opera singers perform and other musicians play guitar.

    'Mormon' Actress on Landing Tickets

  • Khumalo and his colleagues at the Cabrini Ministries Health Centre are confronting this disaster in a way that should serve as a model for health systems everywhere.

    Jorge Sampaio: Time to Act: Stop TB/AIDS

  • My work at the Cabrini Medical Center and Hospice pre-Sept. 11 has helped me immeasurably during these past years at the American Red Cross supporting those profoundly impacted by mass fatality disasters.

    Rev. Earl E. Johnson: Providing Disaster Relief With The American Red Cross, 10 Years After 9/11

  • As a grad student (Virgina Madsen) investigates the legend of Candyman, the hook-handed murderer who can be summoned by speaking his name into a mirror three times, Helen Lyle finds herself affected by the unending violence and desperation that grips Cabrini-Green.

    Scott Mendelson: Just in Time for Halloween: 10 of the Scariest Horror Films of the Last 20 Years.

  • Catherine Mary Elizabeth Burke, project mgr, Cabrini Children's Society, for serv children and families.

    New Year honours: the full list


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