Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Local Event: Two Films on Saint Damien Showing This Weekend


Your browser may not support display of this image. “The Story of Saint Damien of Moloka‘i, Sacred Hearts Priest” and “Hawai‘i’s Pilgrimage to the Canonization of St. Damien of Moloka‘i” to air on KFVE in May

(Honolulu, HI – April 13, 2010)

In celebration of Saint Damien's feast day on May 10, KFVE is proud to announce that it will air two historic programs celebrating the canonization of Saint Damien of Moloka’i. Both specials were produced by V.V. Visions, Inc. (Venny Villapando, Executive Producer) for the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.

The first show, “The Story of Saint Damien of Moloka‘i, Sacred Hearts Priest” will air from 6-7pm on Saturday, May 8. This one-hour show tells the story of Father Damien de Veuster, the Roman Catholic missionary who ministered to patients with leprosy -- or Hansen’s Disease as it is called today -- on Moloka‘i in the late 1800s. The show also tells the story of the first Catholic missionaries to Hawai‘i, the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, to which Father Damien belonged.**

The second show, “Hawai‘i’s Pilgrimage to the Canonization of St. Damien of Moloka‘i” will air from 7-9pm on Sunday, May 9. The travelogue/documentary includes footage from numerous locations including Hawaii, Belgium, Italy and the Vatican, culminating in Damien’s canonization on Rosary Sunday, October 11, 2009. Saint Damien, who was called “Servant of God, Servant of Humanity” in his 1995 beatification, first arrived on Moloka‘i on May 10, 1873. He had already been in Hawaii for nine years serving as a Sacred Hearts missionary on the Big Island. With interviews, raw footage, home movie-like footage and spectacular backdrops, this new special promises to be a memorable one for all viewers.

“We are pleased to be able to provide these heart-felt and historic specials in prime time to the people of Hawai‘i”, said KFVE General Manager John Fink. “Our goal at KFVE is to increase our quantity of solid local programming, and these specials are quality shows that will both educate and entertain viewers throughout the state.”

For More Information, Contact:

John L. Fink

Vice President/General Manager, KFVE

Tel: 808-847-9328


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* My review on the first film can be found by clicking here

Also, make sure to check out Easter's recent post on these two films. She gives a little history on the canonization, background on the filmmakers and information on how to obtain the DVDs.

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