New shrine dedicated to St. Marianne blessed

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A new shrine dedicated to St. Marianne Cope in Syracuse was blessed Tuesday.

There's also a museum honoring the saint, who lived in Utica for years. The museum was unveiled at its new location at the St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center -- a hospital Marianne Cope was instrumental in founding, much like St. Elizabeth's.

The new museum tells her story through artifacts, audio-visual exhibits and educational outreach to share her legacy, especially w hen she was the only one who offered help during a leprosy outbreak in the late 1800s.

"She would probably not be here today, because she wouldn't want all this hubbub about who she is or what she did," said Sister Geraldine Ching, of the Sisters of St. Francis. "She always wanted things done quietly."

St. Marianne Cope was canonized as a saint in 2012.

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