Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini - Also known as Mother Cabrini, she died in Chicago in 1917, and was entombed at that time in West Park, New York. In 1931 her remains were exhumed and found to be partially incorrupt. She was beatified in 1938 and in 1946 was the first US citizen to be canonized a Saint. Her partially incorrupt body covered in wax is now enshrined under the altar in the chapel at St. Francis Cabrini Shrine in New York City.
Today we observe and celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. On July 7, 1946, she became the first United States citizen to be canonized a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.