Saints

St. Damien of Molokai

Fr. Damien was a Belgian missionary priest serving in Hawaii when he heard about the leper colony on the island of Molokai. People treated the lepers like outcasts, forcing them to live on the island without care or enough food or clothing. Damien wanted to take care of the lepers to show them their dignity as children of God. He spent the rest of his life serving these very sick people.

1840–1889
May 10
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