The following is from the filmmaker Jennifer Hoge:
Honolulu Film Festival has chosen it as one of 41 films that will be screened during the Festival this year! This year's festival is on April 24 and 25, 2010. Here is a website about the festival: Honolulu Film Festival
Anyone can support the film by attending the screening. I want to fill the house! I am so excited that the festival is giving us the opportunity to spread the word about Damien!!!
At the age of 33, Fr. Damien de Veuster was sent to Molokai to serve the people suffering from Hansen's Disease (leprosy). When he arrived, the people living in the leper colony lacked all basic necessities and lived in fear---immorality and lawlessness being the norm. Fr. Damien came to live among them, becoming a voice to the outside world, ministering to the people, providing food, shelter, love, hope and faith. This story is told through Damien's own words taken from his writings in letters and journals. Members of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, of which Damien was a member, provide refection, showing how the touch of God was evident throughout Damien's life from the very beginning.
Damiens transcribed writings made available to the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts USA West in the book, Damien of Molokai through his letters by Osvaldo Aparicio
Photos and artwork provided courtesy of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts—Hawaii Archives, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts USA West, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts Leuven, Damiaan Center & Museum Leuven, SS CC Archives Rome, and SS.CC. Picpus
Photo of Pope Benedict XVI taken by Agencia Brazil
For more information or to make a donation to receive a copy of the documentary, contact
SS.CC. USA WEST PROVINCIAL OFFICE
PO BOX 668
San Dimas, CA 91773
a film written by JENNIFER HOGE and STEPHANY REH featuring TOM WILSON MIKE LAPONIS FR. MICHAEL BARRY, SS.CC. FR. MARTIN OLOGHLEN, SS.CC FR. JOHN ROCHE, SS.CC.
Produced by THE CONGREGATION OF THE SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY AND PERPETUAL ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR SECULAR BRANCH USA WEST
Edited and directed by JENNIFER HOGE in association with PREMIER IMAGE PRODUCTIONS, LLC
For more information on this Not to Be Missed Documentary, please be sure to check out Premier Image Production's Website
Sunday, April 25th
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa
Coral Ballroom Theater
1:15 PM - Damian Making a Difference, God Making a Saint (46 min, USA)
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