Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blessed Marianne Cope relics settle in Hawaii

Relics of Blessed Marianne Cope, a 19th century religious sister who ministered to exiled leprosy patients, will tour Hawaii and settle enduringly in a local cathedral.

“The relic helps serve as a reminder of the holiness of her life which inspires us to live righteous lives,” Sister Davilyn Ah Chick, a tour organizer, told the Associated Press.

Bl. Marianne's bone wreckage will be brought on tour from May 6-8 in the regions of Molokai, Lanai, Kahului and the Big Island previous to going on permanent display at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu.

The reliquary is a small mahogany box fixed with plumeria flowers and will be displayed in a koa wood case.

“To those of us who venerate the first-class relic of Bl. Marianne, it is not the bone wreckage themselves that are meaningful, but who they were part of and what they represent,” Sr. Davilyn added.

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