Rose Hawthorne Lathrop (1851-1926)

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, the daughter of writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, was herself a writer and also a nurse who devoted herself to the care of cancer patients. After the death of her son, she began writing short stories and verse. Leaving her alcoholic husband, Rose Hawthorne trained as a nurse to care for cancer victims. She converted to Catholicism in 1891 and established the St. Rose's Free Home for Incurable Cancer. In 1900 Rose Hawthorne took her vows as a Dominican nun and became Mother Alphonsa, founding the Servants of Relief for Incurable Cancer and opening Rosary Hill Home.

Date:
1880 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES23549
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1197px
Width:
724px
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