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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Franciscans in the News - The beatification of Mother Marianne Cope / News / World / Europe / Vatican beatifies nun who helped lepers

Today Mother Marianne Cope of the Sisters of St. Francis of Syracuse was beatified. Mother Mariate worked extensively with the lepers in Hawaii. Robert Lewis Stevensen wrote a poem in tribute of her.

As Franciscan Sister said, "I have shivers to think that someone who did common, ordinary things can be come a saint." Yet, that is the secret of sainthood, that it comes with doing the ordinary in love. Still, what a challenge it can be.


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