Hawaii Nun’s Cause for Sainthood Jumps Forward with Second Miracle

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The cause for sainthood of Blessed Hawaiian nun Marianne Cope has received Vatican approval of a second miracle. A group of doctors from the Vatican’s Congregation for Causes of Saints declared there is no medical explanation for the cure of a woman who was on her deathbed and made a miraculous recovery.


No other details on the case have been released.

Mother Marianne in 1883, shortly before coming to Hawaii.

Before moving to Hawaii in 1883 to help care for those suffering with leprosy, Marianne Cope worked as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Syracuse, New York. Her cause for beatification has been taken up there.

The miracle approved on June 16 must undergo two more examinations by theologians and a group of cardinals before being presented to the pope for approval. She could then be declared a saint.

2 Responses

  1. Cool she has the same first name as me and started her work in Hawaii the year I was born! Sounds like she did allot of good in the world, I hope she get’s to be declared a saint.

  2. I am so pleased to hear this. She was an amazing woman who sacrificed so much in life to serve the victims of Hansen’s Disease on Moloka’i. I was able to visit her grave in Kalaupapa just weeks before her body was removed to her order’s Mother House in Syracuse for examination. Hopefully soon we’ll have a Saint Marianne to join Saint Damien.

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