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State officially establishes day to honor St. Marianne Cope

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 02, 2014

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie made it official Tuesday: Jan. 23 will be known as Saint Marianne Cope Day in Hawaii.</p>
<p>From 1888 until her death in 1918, Marianne Cope served Hansen's disease patients banished to the remote Kalau&shy;papa peninsula of Molo&shy;kai. She is the second person who ministered in Hawaii to be canonized, after Father Damien de Veuster, who also worked with Hansen's disease patients on Molokai.</p>
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie made it official Tuesday: Jan. 23 will be known as Saint Marianne Cope Day in Hawaii.

From 1888 until her death in 1918, Marianne Cope served Hansen's disease patients banished to the remote Kalau­papa peninsula of Molo­kai. She is the second person who ministered in Hawaii to be canonized, after Father Damien de Veuster, who also worked with Hansen's disease patients on Molokai. Login for more...



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