Saint Marianne Cope Bookmark with Tassel
This Hawaiian-themed bookmark features the poem written by famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson for St. Marianne Cope after his 1889 visit to Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii where she cared for people with Hansen's disease (leprosy.)
Robert Louis Stevenson's poem to the Reverend Sister Marianne, Matron of the Bishop Home, Kalaupapa:
To see the infinite pity of this place,
The mangled limb, the devastated face,
The innocent sufferers smiling at the rod,
A fool were tempted to deny his God.
He sees, and shrinks; but if he look again,
Lo, beauty springing from the breasts of pain!
He marks the sisters on the painful shores,
And even a fool is silent and adores.