Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hawaii's Fr. Damien is Now a Saint

Growing up in Hawaii Fr. Damien was mentioned in our public school textbooks as a helper of lepers. The state of Hawaii has always been proud of his work among the lepers of Molokai. The state of Hawaii also has a high school (it's a Catholic parochial school) named after him. Now I'm sure they wouldn't mind renaming their school St. Damien now! The picture (right) is Fr. Damien showing him with the advanced stages of leprosy.
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1 comment:

Fielding said...

Please join the St. Damien Boy Scouts from Oahu as they journey to Belgium and the Vatican for the festivities leading up to and including the Canonization of Fr. Damien de Veuster of Molokai.

for more information, please contact me, Grand Knight John Fielding of the OLP Knights of Columbus at

Mahalo for your Support