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On June 6, 2016 a gentle breeze filled the air and the sun shined brightly upon the new prayer garden dedicated to Saint Marianne Cope as friends gathered for the blessing (by Bishop Cunningham) and opening of the Maurillo Family Garden. The focal point, a statue of Mother Marianne created by Sister Rosaire Kopczenski (relocated from St. Anthony’s courtyard) is surrounded by fragrant and bountiful white and pink roses, lavender and hydrangea. The walkway leading up to the statue is comprised of the engraved bricks that were once at Stella Maris in Skaneateles, NY.  

In 1943, Vitantonio and Rosaria Clavelli Maurillo purchased a duplex at 601 N. Townsend Street (the address of the Saint Marianne Cope Shrine & Museum). Rosaria Maurillo planted her own garden filled with roses and hydrangeas in the very same spot the new garden now stands. Generations grew up in, played and prayed together at the house.  We are grateful to the Maurillo family, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, and to all of the sisters. 

Garden Opening and Blessing 

The Catholic Sun: "New Garden Honors Local Saint, Family" See more

 "St. Marianne Cope statue and garden unveiled in Syracuse"
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Time Warner Cable News: "New Garden to Be Dedicated to Saint Marianne Cope" See more

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center: "Garden Dedication at Saint Marianne Cope Shrine & Museum" See more

​​Utica Observer-Dispatch: "Syracuse Garden Dedicated to St. Marianne Cope" See more

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Mother Marianne liked to plant flowers to create beauty everywhere she went.  The garden is a beautiful tribute and we are excited to share this sacred ground. We invite you to visit this special place located at the shrine and museum that celebrates the importance of family and the legacy of Saint Marianne.