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Marianne Cope (* 23. Januar 1838 in Heppenheim, Hessen; † 9. August 1918 in Hawaii; ursprünglich Maria Anna Barbara Koob) war eine deutschgeborene Nonne. Sie wurde am 14. Mai 2005 als die erste im Pontifikat Benedikt XVI. seliggesprochen.
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Marianne Cope wurde am 23. Januar 1838 als fünftes Kind der Eheleute Peter und Barbara Koob in Heppenheim an der Bergstraße geboren. Ihr Taufname lautete Maria Anna Barbara Koob. Die Familie wanderte 1840 in die Vereinigten Staaten… [More]

Cope was baptized Maria Anna Barbara Koob (later changed). She was born 23 January 1838 in Heppenheim in the Grand Duchy of Hesse (modern-day Germany) to Peter Koob (1787–1862) and Barbara Witzenbacher (1803–1872). The following year her family emigrated to the United States, settling in Utica, New York. They became parochial members of the Parish of St. Joseph, where Cope attended the parish school. By eighth grade, her father had become an invalid and, as the oldest child in the … [More]

Blessed Marianne Cope Jan 23
Blessed Marianne Cope, O.S.F.
, also known as the Blessed Marianne of Moloka'i, (23 January 1838 - 9 August 1918) was a Roman Catholic Religious Sister and a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Syracuse, New York. Known for her charitable works and virtuous deeds, she spent many years caring for the lepers on the island of Moloka'i, Hawai'i. Despite direct contact with the patients over many years, Cope was not afflicted by the disease, considered by … [More]