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Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

(Mother Mary Alphonsa, O.P.)


(1851 - 1926)

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop was the daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne. After the death of her husband, she founded a hospice for cancer patients under the patronage of St. Rose of Lima.

In 1900 she became foundress of a Dominican order named The Servants of Relief for Incurable Cancer, now called the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne.

She is now a Servant of God whose cause for canonization is active.


Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1900)

The Autograph Edition, limited to 500 sets, includes 135 plates. The frontispiece in each volume is in color and also in black and white, the latter signed by the artist. The Old Manse Edition has only 100 plates but was printed from the same type and likewise limited to 500 sets. There were several different bindings of the two sets.

Author(s): Nathaniel Hawthorne
Illustrator(s): Howard Pyle
Jessie Willcox Smith

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