St. Marianne Cope

The Courageous Love of St. Marianne Cope

The Catholic Exchange shares the powerful story of St. Marianne Cope who is the patron saint of Hansen's Disease, once referred to as leprosy. "She is the patron saint of outcasts whose lifetime of love and work provided a mother to the motherless." Read more  

Celebrating Saint Marianne’s Feast Day at Kalaupapa

by Sister Anne Marie Saphara Sister Anne Marie Saphara recently began a three-month stint in Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii, where she will be assisting Sister Barbara Jean Wajda with patients and visitors and also providing graphic art support to the National Park Service. This year in Kalaupapa, where our own St. Marianne Cope spend 35 years

Sisters Celebrate Saint Marianne Cope on Her January 23 Feast Day

Today we joyfully celebrate St. Marianne Cope on her feast day. In Hawaii, where Mother Marianne served for 35 years, several celebrations are planned. Read about them at More stories about our St. Marianne Cope on her feast day:

In the News

The Saint Marianne Cope Shrine & Museum is featured in a recent Upstate New York blog post.

Join Us in Praying the Novena to Saint Marianne Cope

In celebration of the anniversary of St. Marianne's death (Aug. 9, 1918), the Saint Marianne Cope Shrine & Museum invites you to pray her novena. A novena is made up of nine days of prayer and meditation and can be used to ask saints to pray for us. Each day’s prayer is spoken with an

A Conversation With Kate Mahoney

Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Share in conversation with Kate Mahoney at the Saint Marianne Cope Shrine & Museum in Syracuse, New York. Learn more about her newly released book “The Misfit Miracle Girl; Candid Reflections” which tells her story of being the first documented miracle that led to the canonization of St. Marianne.

The Mystery in the Archives

The primary role of an archivist is to review documents past and present and determine which need preserving so that the story of a person, organization or religious order can be accurately told. Occasionally, that means the archivist has to play detective and track down the origin of a record or photo. Such was the

January 23 is the Feast Day of St. Marianne Cope

A woman of great valor, our "beloved mother of outcasts," spent her early years in central New York where she served as a leader in the field of health care, education and of her own congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis. Responding to a call to care for the poor sick on the then Sandwich