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Mother Cabrini became a naturalized citizen in Seattle, Washington, on October 9, 1909. The document certifies that Cabrini is 59 years old; 5 feet in height; color - white; complexion - fair; color of eyes - blue; color of hair - blonde, with no visible distinguishing marks. The complexion, eye, and hair color witness that Francesca Cabrini was born in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, in Italy's northern Lombardy region. Citizenship expressed her solidarity with the immigrants she served, guaranteed the welfare of her institute after her death, and upon canonization granted her the title of First American Saint.

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