Gospel 11-13-23. Matt 11:25-30. St Frances Xavier Cabrini, Confessor.
At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to the little ones.
In illo tempore respondens Jesus dixit : Confiteor tibi, Pater, Domine caeli et terrae, quia abscondisti haec a sapientibus, et prudentibus, et revelasti ea parvulis.
26 Yea, Father; for so hath it seemed good in thy sight.
Ita Pater : quoniam sic fuit placitum ante te.
27 All things are delivered to me by my Father. And no one knoweth the Son, but the Father: neither doth any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal him.
Omnia mihi tradita sunt a Patre meo. Et nemo novit Filium, nisi Pater : neque Patrem quis novit, nisi Filius, et cui voluerit Filius revelare.
28 Come to me, all you that labour, and are burdened, and I will refresh you.
Venite ad me omnes qui laboratis, et onerati estis, et ego reficiam vos.
29 Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.
Tollite jugum meum super vos, et discite a me, quia mitis sum, et humilis corde : et invenietis requiem animabus vestris.
30 For my yoke is sweet and my burden light.
Jugum enim meum suave est, et onus meum leve.
Frances Xavier Cabrini, also called Mother Cabrini, was an Italian-American religious sister. A schoolteacher, she was asked by her bishop to become a missionary. She formed a community of sisters and in 1187 Mother Cabrini and her Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus were asked by Pope Leo XIII to travel to the US to serve Italian immigrants. She traveled through the US and Latin and South America opening schools and hospitals. She died on Dec 12, 1907 while wrapping Christmas gifts for immigrant children. First US citizen to be honored as a saint.