St Frances Cabrini ebook
There were many obstacles Mother Cabrini had to overcome, on her voyage to the
New World. The first adversity she had to conquer was the Atlantic Ocean.
She'd had a bad experience as a child, where she fell into the river in search
of some little dolls which had fallen from a ledge into the water. She was
saved from drowning by her Guardian Angel, but he had never taken her fear of
water. She was now going to tackle one of the largest bodies of water in
the world, and not the most pleasant. In addition, she left on March 19,
the Feast of St. Joseph, smack in the middle of the winter months, which are the
most fearful ones in which to attempt to cross the Atlantic. She and her
sisters were extremely sick during the crossing, but she never let on. She
walked around, trying to cheer them up, as well as some of the other 1500
Italians aboard ship, most of whom had never made a transatlantic voyage before.