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Colorado will replace Columbus Day with Cabrini Day

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Colorado will replace Columbus Day with Cabrini Day, the first paid state holiday recognizing a woman in the US

The transition from commemorating Columbus to Cabrini is a step forward 
"The pain that they (indigenous people) endure and the historical trauma endured by indigenous people in this country as a result of what Columbus has put in place is real," Rep. Adrienne Benavidez,  one of the bill's sponsors, told CNN.. "And this is a step forward in erasing that pain."

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/11/us/colorado-columbus-day-cabrini-day-trnd/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold 

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Re: Colorado will replace Columbus Day with Cabrini Day

Sorry, but I wouldn't be enthused about celebrating somebody I'd never heard of.

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Re: Colorado will replace Columbus Day with Cabrini Day

@Kachina624  The thing is, there are already holidays some folks wouldn't necessarily have elected to 'celebrate'... That said, this hardly seems like an all around great choice as a subject of celebration if the focus was to have been on Native Americans... I'm sure Cabrini is deserving of recognition, but not sure either she or Columbus really deserves a day of their own...


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Re: Colorado will replace Columbus Day with Cabrini Day

Was Columbus ever in Colorado?

 

 

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha seems to be a better choice:  She is the patron saint of the environment, Native Indigenous People, and  people in exile.

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Re: Colorado will replace Columbus Day with Cabrini Day

@Kachina624  St Frances Xavier Cabrini  was the first naturalized citizen of the U.S. to be canonized. While I don't see the connection to Colorado, I guess because she is Italian she was substituted for Columbus.

 

As a later post mentions  Kateri Tekawitha would seem more appropriate.

 

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This is Mother Cabrini's link to Colorado.  The state honoring her makes sense:

 

In 1904, Cabrini established Denver's Queen of Heaven Orphanage for girls, including many orphans of local Italian miners. In 1910, she purchased rural property from the town of Golden, on the east slope of Lookout Mountain, as a summer camp for the girls. A small farming operation was established and maintained by three of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart. The camp dormitory, built of native rock and named the Stone House, was completed in 1914 and later listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[20]

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@kaydee50 wrote:

@Kachina624  St Frances Xavier Cabrini  was the first naturalized citizen of the U.S. to be canonized. While I don't see the connection to Colorado, I guess because she is Italian she was substituted for Columbus.

 

As a later post mentions  Kateri Tekawitha would seem more appropriate.

 


@kaydee50-Colorado has a shrine dedicated to her in Golden Springs, CO.

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Re: Colorado will replace Columbus Day with Cabrini Day

I live in Colorado and I have not heard about this until just now. 

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@qbetzforreal wrote:

This is Mother Cabrini's link to Colorado.  The state honoring her makes sense:

 

In 1904, Cabrini established Denver's Queen of Heaven Orphanage for girls, including many orphans of local Italian miners. In 1910, she purchased rural property from the town of Golden, on the east slope of Lookout Mountain, as a summer camp for the girls. A small farming operation was established and maintained by three of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart. The camp dormitory, built of native rock and named the Stone House, was completed in 1914 and later listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[20]


@qbetzforreal   Her service was to Italian immigrants, specifically girls, and orphans.  The west was flooded with Italian immigrants to work the mines.  She was advised to do this by the Pope.

 

 

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