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Mother Marianne Becomes An American Saint
CNN ^ | October 20, 2012

Posted on 10/20/2012 3:58:41 PM PDT by Steelfish

Mother Marianne Becomes An American Saint By Jen Christensen

October 20, 2012 In 1883 Mother Marianne Cope and five other sisters volunteered to travel to Hawaii to work with people afflicted with Hansen's disease. The disease, then known as leprosy, was so feared they were the only religious congregation to respond to a request for help. Mother Marianne wrote "I am not afraid of any disease." To this day none of the sisters has gotten sick.

She also was a hospital administrator who improved health care standards

The recipients of Mother Marianne's two miracles will be at ceremony

On Sunday, Mother Marianne Cope -- along with another North American, Kateri Tekakwitha -- will become a saint, a designation so difficult to achieve that only 10 other Americans have been canonized before her.

Saint Marianne Cope, as she will soon be known, may be best remembered for her work with patients suffering from Hansen's disease -- or lepers, as they were called at the time.

In Hawaii in the late 1800s, people were so afraid of the disease that even those with simple, unrelated rashes were often banished to the remote island of Molokai. They remained at this leper colony for the rest of their lives, far away from family and friends. Their children became orphans.

An island priest who was worried about this health crisis wrote to nearly 50 different religious congregations asking for help. But the work was perceived as so dangerous that only Mother Marianne responded.

Before she made her long journey to the remote islands, though, she radically changed medical practices on the mainland.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Prayer

1 posted on 10/20/2012 3:58:46 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Hawaii, such a small state, has two Saints. Well, if you ask the Dhims, perhaps they’d answer three, including St. 0bama.

2 posted on 10/20/2012 4:05:19 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: paudio

Obama isn’t a saint he is a god.

The real God does still perform miracles, but they are no longer recognised, some atheist or other always looks for an earthlike reason for the Miracle.

3 posted on 10/20/2012 4:21:01 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Steelfish
This Must be the First Photograph of Two Saints Together [St. Marianne Cope/St. Damien de Veuster]
Two New American Saints, Three Notable Firsts, Bl. Marianne Cope & Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha
Mother Marianne Becomes An American Saint
People Need to Believe in Miracles, Says Woman Cured of Infection [ Bl. Marianne Cope]
Nun's remains miraculously healed New York woman, Vatican says
Pope advances sainthood causes of Marianne Cope, Kateri Tekakwitha (Catholic Caucus)
Vatican Group Confirms Second Miracle Attributed to Marianne Cope
4 posted on 10/30/2012 3:23:00 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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