Ferns, Flowers, & St. Mother Marianne

St. Marianne Cope, 1883

I’ll admit to having a “thing” for one of our newly minted Saints, St. “Mother” Marianne Cope. Among the newly canonized, she is likely my “favorite” saint (or at least in a two-way tie with St. Kateri).

So I was excited to run across this gift shop offering a few special devotional items being offered by St. Marianne’s religious community, who shares:

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.

Ferns & Flowers, 2013 St. Marianne Calendar

I clicked through and purchased the official “Ferns and Flowers” 2013 Calendar being offered by St. Marianne’s congregation. Here’s some basic information:

  • Official calendar offered by Saint Marianne’s congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities.
  • The monthly prayer poems celebrate Mother Marianne’s ministry as well as her love of nature, which brought her great joy during her years at Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii.
  • Calendar features major Feasts and Saints and Blesseds in the Franciscan First, Second and Third Orders.

I’m anxiously awaiting delivery of my new calendar. To order yours, and support some amazing Sisters while you anticipate 2013, visit http://saintmariannecopegiftshop.ecrater.com/p/16306753/2013-calendar-ferns-and-flowers

Sample calendar page

For more information about St. Marianne, visit the official website for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities.

St. Mother Marianne, pray for us!

About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa Hendey is the founder and webmaster of CatholicMom.com and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at LisaHendey.com.


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