A biography strictly for the Catholic School trade, this is a life of Mother Cabrini. There is the miraculous blessing that surrounds her from the time of her girlhood in Italy to her adult life as a worker among the American poor. From the beginning whatever Mother Cabrini set herself to perform, she accomplished, with some effort and much divine intervention. Against hierarchical advice, she founded orphanages and sisterhoods with only her spirit to guide her. In America she made it her work to alleviate the sufferings of the poor. The author tells us that she fed the hungry from an empty larder, making far more of the miracle of the food which appeared in a heretofore empty place, then of the woman who gave so largely of herself. Only the simplest reader will be satisfied with the naive quality of the book. A courageous and humane woman, Mother Cabrini deserves a better biography.