Patronages: Lepers, people with AIDS/HIV
Canonization: Oct. 21, 2012 by Pope Benedict the 16th
Story: Mother Marianne was a very successful person, not only as a Catholic sister, but as a woman in general. She broke the mold for what women are capable of and changed her life to help the tortured outcasts. She moved to Hawaii to work with those living in leper colonies. Once she arrived, she managed a hospital where lepers were sent for triage. The next year, she established another more prestige hospital for more severe cases. She also took responsibility for orphans of woman who had Leprosy, which was a huge endeavor in her later years. The amazing this is, is that she was never diagnosed with Leprosy, which is a miracle in itself, because of how highly contagious the disease is. Mother Marianne is an amazing example of a woman who loves God and is willing to give anything up for him and his people.
Miracle: 14 year old girl, Kate, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The harsh treatments were extremely hard on her body and her health was further declining. Prayers to Mother Marianne led to a miraculous recovery with no medical explanation.