Monday, October 12, 2009

Father Damien

On Sunday, the Pope canonized Father Damien. I am happy to hear this. I think Father Damien was a man sent from God to help the lepers. He did wonderful work with the lepers of Hawaii.

If you don't know about Father Damien, I urge you to learn more about him. He worked closely with lepers in Molokai to give them a better quality of life. The lepers were ostracized.

Today, leprosy is known as Hansen's disease When I worked at the clinic we had a patient with Hansen's disease.

Read This and This too. They both have interesting info on Fr. Damien and the Canonization process.

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