Marianne Cope

Marianne Cope ( born January 23, 1838 as the Anna Barbara Koob in Heppenheim, Hesse; † August 9, 1918 in Hawaii) was a German -American nun. She is worshiped in the Catholic Church as a saint.

Life and work

Marianne Cope was born the fifth child of the married couple Peter and Barbara Koob in Heppenheim on the mountain road. The Koob family emigrated in 1840 to the United States to Utica in the State of New York, and took there later named Cope as anglicized form of the name of.

In 1862, Barbara Cope joined the St. Anthony's Monastery, a Franciscan Sisters of the North American and received the investiture the religious name Marianne. 1875 Sr. Marianne became the Mother Superior of St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, New York, appointed, elected Superior General of the Province of the Order two years later.

When M. Marianne Cope learned the fate of living in what was then the Kingdom of Hawaii lepers, she went with six other nuns and a lay assistant on 23 October 1883 on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, after previously 50 other religious communities a bet because of the high risk of infection of the had refused deadly disease. There she devoted herself to her death in the care of lepers, which include the time already ill priest, Saint. Damian de Veuster counted. P. de Veuster the leprosy had contracted with the care and care of the sick on Molokai. Marianne M. uninfected with leprosy and died after a long work on Molokai on August 9, 1918 at the age of 80 years.

Beatification and Canonization

The beatification process M. Marianne was initiated at the request of Ernesto Piacentini from Rome in 1974. 14 May 2005 M. Marianne Cope was together with Ascension del Corazón de Jesús first in the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI. beatified after previously nor Pope John Paul II had approved the beatification.

In December 2011, a decree of Pope Benedict was published on the recognition of another miracle through the intercession of M. Marianne. Cardinal In the consistory of February 18, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI. the canonization fixed; it took place on 21 October 2012.