Exhibition on Mother Cabrini and Italian immigrants in America opens at Italian Parliament

The exhibition "Mother Cabrini and the Pilgrim Angels", a tribute to Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and her commitment to Italian immigrants in the United States between the late 19th and early 20th century, opened at the Italian Parliament. It wil be on show until February 9th.

The exhibition, promoted by Hon. Christian Di Sanzo and set up in the Cenacolo Hall in Vicolo Valdina, will showcase works by Italian-American artist Meo Carbone inspired by Mother Cabrini, the first American saint, and the condition of Italian emigrants overseas.

"The history of Mother Cabrini is first and foremost a history of emigration to the Americas," stated Di Sanzo. Mother Cabrini's tireless charitable work was essential for countless fellow countrymen in difficulty, discriminated against and exploited by early 20th century American society.

In addition to material help, Cabrini provided a contribution to the integration of Italians, fighting discrimination, improving education and the status of women. A legacy that is still alive today in the Italian-American community.

The works on display are by artist Meo Carbone, well-known in Chicago, who dedicated part of his artistic production to themes related to Italian emigration and Native American populations.

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