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New Book and Statue Celebrates Sisters' Ministry in Hawaii

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The blessedness of Mother Marianne Cope who
ministered to people in need in Kalaupapa,
Molokai, Hawaii is celebrated in an 11 inch, imitation bronze statue. Each statue, hand crafted in a U.S. foundry, celebrates the faithful and courageous life of Blessed Marianne Cope, a Sister of St. Francis, whose cause for sainthood continues.


Cost: $75

Letters are a fascinating way of telling a story and sharing the journey of a life. In her book, “Letters From the Land of Long Farewells,” Sister Wilma Halmasy tells of the daily life of the Sisters of St. Francis and the patients at the settlement of Kalaupapa, Molokai in Hawaii where those
suffering from leprosy lived in isolation from 1866 to 1949.

Sister Wilma spent 30 years in Kalaupapa following
in the footsteps of Blessed Mother Marianne Cope and St.
Damien de Veuster. This book is a delightful depiction of
how Sister Wilma handled both distressful and sometimes
amusing situations. You will be inspired, not only by her
courage, but also by the courage of those serving with her
on the isolated Kalaupapa peninsula. Photos capture the
beauty of the island and the life of the sisters.

Cost: $20


Order Form

Name: ________________________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________________________

Phone/e-mail: _________________________________________________________________________

Item: Book ($20.00) Quantity: _____ Total: _____ Statue ($75.00) Quantity: _____ Total: _____
Cost includes shipping & handling

Please make check payable to: Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities
Please do not send cash.

Credit Card payment for Western New York Region only:
MasterCard Visa Discover Credit card #: ________________________________________________
Exp. Date:______________

Send Order Forms to:

Western New York: Sister M. Bernice Ziemnski, St. Mary of the Angels, 201 Reist St., Williamsville, N.Y. 14221; 716-632-2155 ext. 207; bzieminski@sosf.org

East Coast: Sister Shirley Peace, Immaculate Conception Convent, 49 Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. 10706; 914-478-0907; speace@sosf.org

Western Pennsylvania: Sister Rosaire Kopczenski, OSF, Mt. Alvernia, 146 Hawthorne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15209, 412-821-2200; rkopczenski@sosf.org

Central New York: Sister Helen Hofmann, 1118 Court St., Suite 39, Syracuse, N.Y. 13208; 315-634-7018; hhofmann@sosf.org orSister Rose Raymond Wagner, same address; 315-634-6973; rrwagner@sosf.org

Hawaii/Southwest: For statue orders: Sister William Marie Eleniki, Griffin House 2222 Liliha St. Honolulu, HI 96817; 808-595-2628; weleniki@stfrancishawaii.org

For book orders: Sister Alicia Damien Lau, St. Francis Convent, 2715 Pamoa Rd. Honolulu, HI 96822; 808-988-3707; alau@icfsnf.com

For downloadable PDF Order Form, click here

(requires Adobe Reader - free download)

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