Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
|Father Damien Statue, St. Francis Church, Kalaupapa|
"On May 10, 1873, the vessel Kilauea left Maui with a cargo of fifty lepers and some cattle for the settlement of Molokai. Bishop Maigret and Father Damien, on the deck, were hailed by the settlement inhabitants, who raced to the shore to greet them.
Lui Ka Epikopo (Bishop Louis Maigret) and Father Damien landed on Kalaupapa, and there the bishop introduced the young priest, telling the patients that the had brought 'one who will be a father to you.' He added that Damien so loved them that he was willing 'to become one with you, to live and die with you...'"
Excerpt from Father Damien: The Man and His Era by Margaret R. Bunson and published by Our Sunday Visitor.
|by Anton Raphael Mengs|
From EWTN: The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian.
This very beautiful Novena asking for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, can be found HERE.