Saturday, July 7, 2012

See "Journey to Kalaupapa: In the Footsteps of Saints" at Hawaii State Library

Mother Marianne Cope -
Courtesy B. Marianne Cause for Canonization website

Fr Damien - Courtesy of NPS Archives
“Journey to Kalaupapa: In The Footsteps of Saints,” a free presentation, will be offered at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, August 4 at 11:45 a.m. in the First Floor Reading Room.

Norman Soares, tour driver for Damien Tours, will share stories about the historical sites at Kalaupapa National Historical Park, a remote area on Molokai where leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) patients were quarantined from 1866 to 1969.  In addition, Soares will share information about the patients and the humanitarian efforts of Father Damien of Molokai who became a Saint of the Catholic Church in 2009, and of Mother Marianne Cope, who will be canonized as a saint on October 21.

The Friends of the Library of Hawaii is sponsoring the one-hour program which is suitable for ages 12 and older.  Call the Library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street.  For more information, please call the Library’s Hawaii & Pacific Section at 586-3535.
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