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KOAA Poll: Do you know who Frances Xavier Cabrini is?

KOAA Covering Colorado
KOAA Covering Colorado
Posted at 9:23 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 11:23:57-04

Today marks the first annual "Mother Cabrini Day" in our state.

Do you know who Frances Xavier Cabrini is?

We're following this poll throughout the day and into tomorrow. Tune in to News5 at 4 p.m. as we review the results.

Saint Frances Cabrini was an Italian immigrant who became a naturalized citizen in Denver in the early 1900s.

She was the first American to be canonized by the Catholic Church for her work in founding schools, orphanages, and hospitals throughout the U.S. and South America.

This year, Colorado lawmakers officially adopted the new state holiday. As an alternative day to Columbus Day, it is considered to be the first paid state holiday recognizing a woman in the U.S.