Manhattan Parish Celebrates Life and Legacy of Venerable Rose Hawthorne

| 07/10/2024

By: Mary Shovlain

Many people aren’t aware that Manhattan’s famed Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has a special connection to the Catholic parish of St. Catherine of Siena across the street.

Both are united by the life and work of Rose Hawthorne, daughter of novelist Nathanial Hawthorne.

In the summer of 1896, Rose trained to become a nurse when the cancer center was known as the New York Cancer Hospital.

On Monday, the eve of the 98th anniversary of her death, St. Catherine of Siena parish held a Mass of Thanksgiving for her life and legacy.

See our report in the video above.

"To recover the centrality of Sunday Mass as God's people are fed with the Bread of Life has to be the resolve of this grand Eucharistic congress," Cardinal Timothy Dolan said during the morning's Mass.


Our Sunday Visitor

Father Schmitz offered his wisdom on a number of topics -- especially evangelization and the importance of Eucharist.


Our Sunday Visitor

“Never are we closer to God and to each other in His Church than when we gather around the sacred table of the altar to be fed by the bread of Heaven, the Most Holy Eucharist," Cardinal Dolan said.


Steven Schwankert