Tuesday, 23 January 2018

# Saints

Saint Marianne Cope

Marianne Cope shortly before her departure for Hawaii (1883)


The 23rd of January is the feast day of Saint Marianne Cope. She is also known as Saint Marianne of Molokaʻi. She is the patron saint of Lepers, outcasts, those with HIV/AIDS, and Hawaiʻi.

Saint Marianne Cope lived between 1838 and 1918. She was a German-born American immigrant working in a New York factor before she entered the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis in Syracuse. There she helped in health care and education. The Syracuse sisters volunteered to help run a station for victims of leprosy in Hawaii, and the left in 1883 to Molokai. They opened a hospital and a girls school in Molokai and took care of the home Saint Damien of Molokai created for men and boys. She miraculously did not contract leprosy even though she worked directly with leprosy afflicted patients over the many years she was there. She was canonised in 2012.

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May 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, all that my Son, who is the light of love, has done and does, He has done out of love. Also you, my children, when you live in love and love your neighbors, you are doing the will of my Son. Apostles of my love, make yourselves little; open your pure hearts to my Son so that He can work through you. With the help of faith, be filled with love. But, my children, do not forget that the Eucharist is the heart of faith. This is my Son who feeds you with His Body and strengthens you with His Blood. This is a miracle of love: my Son who always comes anew, alive, to bring life back to souls. My children, by living in love you are doing the will of my Son and He lives in you. My children, my motherly desire is for you to always love Him more, because He is calling you with His love. He is giving you love so that you may spread it to all those around you. As a mother, through His love, I am with you to speak the words of love and hope to you - to speak to you the eternal words that are victorious over time and death - so as to call you to be my apostles of love. Thank you.

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