ACH096: Fr. Damien de Veuster came to the Hawaiian Islands in 1864 as a missionary and soon volunteered to minister to the leper colony on Molokai. Tom and Noëlle Crowe describe his ministry among those who were ill and set aside as one filled with joy and selfless love until his own death, which led to his canonization as St. Damien.
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Links for this episode:
- Saint Damien of Molokai
- eVols at University of Hawaii at Manoa: Life and letters of Father Damien, the Apostle of the lepers
- About St. Damien | St. Damien Sacramental Solutions
- Father Damien Statue, U.S. Capitol for Hawaii
- Father Damien – Kalaupapa National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)
- Father Damien – Wikipedia
- Father Damien of Molokai | Papal Artifacts
- American Catholic History pilgrimage to the Kentucky Catholic Holy Land in 2021
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