John Cardinal O'Connor, blesses
the tomb of Cardinal Cooke

Sister M. Aloysius McBride. O.Carm, founder and first coordinator of the Guild, receives the Cardinal Cooke Right-to-Life Award from Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York.

Father James Hurley, Coordinator
of the British Chapter of the Guild,
brings word of the Cause
to Pope John Paul II

Sister Aloysius and volunteer
Elizabeth Mumm


The Guild

The Guild The Cardinal Cooke Guild is composed of volunteers and members who are working on the promotion of the Cause for Canonization of Terence Cardinal Cooke, Servant of God.

In 1984 Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor asked Sister M. Aloysius McBride, O.Carm. to coordinate an effort to bring together those who believe in the sanctity of Cardinal Cooke. Sister Aloysius reached out to men and women in the United States and throughout the world to foster a devotion t this holy and saintly man.

Today the Guild has chapters in Europe and Asia, and members from every corner of the world. The Guild relies solely on the help of volunteers. Our office is never idle! We make certain that the life and works of Terence Cardinal Cooke continue to be known. Special events (eg. Days of Recollection), publications, membership, archival preservation and quarterly newsletter are coordinated in our small office at The Terence Cardinal Cooke Building in New York City. Most importantly, the Guild pauses each day to pray for all our members and to remember the special requests that are recorded in our Petition Book (learn more).

We invite you to become a member of The Cardinal Cooke Guild (learn more), to become a volunteer (learn more), to become a partner in prayer (learn more), record favors received (click here).

We, the volunteers and members of the Guild, hope that you will join us in this wonderful effort to spread the good news about the life of Cardinal Cooke:

A life of Faith, Hope, and Charity
A life of Heroic Virtue
An Example for us all

Join Us
Patricia Handal



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