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Saints of the Americas Frances Xavier Cabrini, Damien of Molokai, Marianne Cope

catholicpriest Saints of the Americas Frances Xavier Cabrini, Damien of Molokai, Marianne Cope. (Italian,Belgian,German ) St. Marianne Cope Celebrated on January 23 (U.S.) St. Marianne Cope Religious…More
catholicpriest Saints of the Americas Frances Xavier Cabrini, Damien of Molokai, Marianne Cope. (Italian,Belgian,German )
St. Marianne Cope Celebrated on January 23 (U.S.)
St. Marianne Cope
Religious (1838 - 1918)

Though leprosy scared off most people in 19th-century Hawaii, that disease sparked great generosity in the woman who came to be known as Mother Marianne of Molokai. Her courage helped tremendously to improve the lives of its victims in Hawaii, a territory annexed to the United States during her lifetime (1898).
Mother Marianne’s generosity and courage were celebrated at her May 14, 2005, beatification in Rome. She was a woman who spoke “the language of truth and love” to the world, said Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. Cardinal Martins, who presided at the beatification Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, called her life “a wonderful work of divine grace.” Speaking of her special love for persons suffering from leprosy, he said, “She …More