Monday, December 8, 2008

Father Damien, Citizen of the World, 1840-1889 - Joseph de Veuster

In 1889, the year of Father Damien's death, a fund was established in his memory in London, under the patronage of the Prince of Wales. The inauguration of the fund, the forerunner of the British Leprosy Relief Association (LEPRA), was soon followed by many other initiatives elsewhere in the world.

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