Posts Tagged ‘Marianne Cope’

St Marianne Cope – another Pacific Island saint

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

On Sunday Blessed Marianne Cope was canonised by Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica. St Marianne died in 1918 of kidney and heart disease at age 80. She dedicated 30 years of her life, from 1888 to 1918, helping Hawaiian-born patients suffering with Hansen’s disease (leprosy) who were exiled to the Kalaupapa peninsula Read more

Catholic Church to canonize 7 new saints this Sunday

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The Catholic Church will canonize seven new saints on Sunday, October 21, in St. Peter’s Square. Among the new saints, two come from the United States, Blessed Marianne Cope of Molokai and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Mother Marianne (Barbara Koob, 1838-1918) was born in Germany and grew up in Utica, New York. She joined the Sisters Read more