Marianne Cope

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Birthday
24, 1838
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Aug 9, 1918 (80)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1838
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Aug 9, 1918 (80)

About

German-born American nun who cared for lepers in Hawaii during the beginning of the 20th century.

Before Fame

She worked in a factory as a child to help support her family.

Trivia

She is only the 11th American citizen to be honored by the Catholic church.

Family Life

When her father became an American citizen it retroactively made everyone in his family a citizen of the US.

Associated With

She was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 and declared a saint 7 years later by the same Pope.