From Literary Icon’s Daughter to Cancer Care Pioneer

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop: Incurable Compassion

“The work of [Rose] is perhaps known by few in this country where it should be known by all.” Flannery O’Connor, Mission Fulfilled.

Dispirited by a tempestuous marriage, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop had a midlife crisis at 44. She started a new religious order in 1900.

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