10/18/12

Pilgrims arrive in Rome to celebrate Blessed Marianne Cope's Canonization



Irapuato — 18/10/2012 02:21:43:
Hawaii residents on a journey to celebrate Blessed Marianne Cope's sainthood marked their first day in Rome, Tuesday.

2 comments:

Esther Gefroh said...

So glad you shared this Ed. Mahalo!

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

(CNN) -- An American health care pioneer on Sunday received the Roman Catholic Church's highest honor.

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

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