Amid great ceremony St. Marianne Cope returned to Hawaii on July 27, and on July 31 her mortal remains were enshrined at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu.
Nearly 700 people attended the special ceremony to welcome St. Marianne Cope to her final resting place at the cathedral basilica. Several sisters served as pall bearers for St. Marianne’s remains, followed by our leadership team and the Sisters of St. Francis who attended the event. Among those attending were three legislators (who presented a certificate of appreciation to Bishop Larry Silva of the Archdiocese of Honolulu and the Sisters of St. Francis); St. Marianne’s great-great niece and nephew (Margaret Burnett and Dr. Paul DeMare); Hawaiian Royal Societies members; Marquisa Esther Kapi’olani Kawananakoa, princess from the royal line of King David Kalakaua; and nine patients from Kalaupapa, Molokai. “Boogie” Kahilihiwa, one of the patients, spoke at the enshrinement. “