Saint Marianne Cope

The museum and gift shop will be closed during the month of May (except for previously scheduled tours) in order to prepare for the opening of our new location in summer 2014. The chapel will remain open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. through May 24, 2014.

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Press Release
Sister Roberta Smith, general minister of the congregation

Information regarding the closing of St. Anthony and Jolenta Covents and the sisters move to the Franciscan Villa on Buckley Road, the future of the Court Street campus and new plans for the Shrine & Museum of Saint Marianne Cope as well as the relocation of her remains.
  Click to download press release.

We invite you to visit the Shrine & Museum of Saint Marianne Cope.

From books and prayer cards to keychains and medals, view the official online gift shop of Mother Marianne. Not only will you find a special gift celebrating the legacy of Mother Marianne, but you'll be supporting the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities who continue her mission in the world today. Now you can feel really good about that. Happy shopping!

Marianne Cope DVD

"An American Saint, Marianne Cope" DVD is now available for purchase from WCNYTV.
This one-hour documentary that tells the story of St. Marianne Cope, a German immigrant raised in Utica. It follows her from her humble beginnings in Central New York to Hawaii during her extraordinary years of service as a Franciscan nun and ultimately to sainthood in Rome, Italy.

The program features interviews with Kate Mahoney and Sharon Smith, the women whose miraculous medical recoveries helped seal St. Marianne Cope’s qualifications for canonization, and modern-day keepers of St. Marianne Cope’s legacy. It also tells the story of St. Marianne Cope’s dynamic leadership that enabled her to found St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse and St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Utica. She ushered in groundbreaking medical practices that changed medicine here and across the country.

Throughout the documentary, viewers will see footage of key events and landmarks that ultimately led to St. Marianne Cope’s sainthood, including a stop at the museum at the Sisters of Saint Francis of the Neumann Communities on Court Street in Syracuse. For more than four generations after her death in 1918, the sisters there sought Marianne’s beatification and the museum pays tribute to her journey to sainthood. Pope Benedict XVI affirmed Marianne for sainthood in 2011.

The documentary is co-hosted by WCNY’s Liz Ayers and CNYCentral anchor and managing editor Matt Mulcahy, who spoke with people across Central New York and traveled to Rome, Italy, for St. Marianne Cope’s canonization Oct. 21, 2012, at St. Peter’s Basilica. WCNY videographer David Fulkerson and CNYCentral videographer Andy Wolf, captured the sights and sounds of this historic event and this woman’s incredible life.

The documentary is a co-production of WCNY and CNYCentral and is sponsored by St. Bonaventure University, the Franciscan Companies, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse.