St. Marianne Cope recognized with her very own day

Gov. Neil Abercrombie will gather Tuesday morning at the State Capitol to sign into law that January 23 will officially be Saint Marianne Cope Day in Hawaii.

The signing will be joined by Vice Speaker John Mizuno, along with special guests including the sisters of Saint Francis. It will be held at governor’s ceremonial room at 10 a.m.

Mother Marianne was the 11th American to be canonized and named a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church and was the second person with Hawaii ties to be named a Saint.

She is well known for her work on Molokai with Hansen’s disease patients in Kalaupapa.

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