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I believe you are right about Nathaniel Hawthorne and his daughter Rose. Rose became a nun even though Nathaniel was Episcopalian. The Catholic church created an order for Rose after she established a "Hospice-Like" foundation to provide for terminal cancer patients.

The call it the "Sisters of Hawthorne." We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude. My dad lived the last two years of his life in "Saint Rose's Home" for terminal cancer patients. There is no charge to the family and contributions are only accepted from friends.

See: http://www.geocities.com/~artnscience/1-word-a-day.html



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