Saint Marianne Cope

St. Marianne Cope

Saint Marianne Cope (Barbara Koob) was born in Germany on 23 January 1838 and baptized on 24 January 1838. Emigrated with her family to the United States in 1839 and became a naturalized citizen in 1850s.

She received her First Holy Communion and was Confirmed in 1848.

On 19 November 1862, at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption in Syracuse, NY, she was invested into the order of Sisters of Saint Francis (an order established by St. John Neumann of Philadelphia, PA).

During the last 30 years of her life, she cared for leprosy patients at Kalaupapa, Molokai (now part of the Hawaiian Islands).

Her soul was disinfused from her body on 9 August 1918 A.D.

Quote: “I am not afraid of any disease; hence, it would be my greatest delight, even to minister to the abandoned ‘lepers.’ – – St. Marianne Cope – –

St Marianne Cope

Prayer to Saint Marianne Cope

Lord Jesus, You who gave us Your commandment of love of God and neighbor, and identified Yourself in a special way with the most needy of Your people, hear our prayer. Faithful to Your teaching, St. Marianne Cope loved and served her neighbor, especially the most desolate outcast, giving herself generously and heroically for those afflicted by leprosy. She alleviated their physical and spiritual sufferings, thus helping them to accept their afflictions with patience. Her care and concern for others manifested the great love You have for us. Through her merits and intercession, grant us the favor which we confidently ask of You so that the people of God, following the inspiration of her life and apostolate, may practice charity towards all according to Your word and example.


Through the intercession of St. Marianne Cope, I ask for the grace of (mention your request).

Recite: Our Father…, Hail Mary…, and Glory Be…


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