Saturday, September 26, 2009

Leprosy patients from Hawaii to see canonization of Fr. Damien

Damien statue
Eleven elderly leprosy patients from Hawaii will travel to the Vatican for the canonization ceremony of Fr. Damien de Veuster, the heroic priest who cared for leprosy patients in Hawaii and died of the disease. The patients’ attending doctor called Fr. Damien their “personal saint.”
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2 comments:

Evann said...

How wonderful!

Esther G. said...

Yes, I agree.