St. Frances Xavier Cabrini writes from a ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean. She tells her story of how she always wanted to be a missionary to China, but instead, God had other plans for her to be a missionary to the United States. She shares the importance of following our desires in light of God's will and some of the important work God has called her to do in the U.S.
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