He was a Belgian priest who devoted his life to dealing with the horrors of leprosy with lepers in the colonies.
In 1885 he himself was afflicted with this terrible disease, but in turn the help and devotion he received made him ‘the happiest missionary in the world’.
Nowadays he is also delighted to be the Patron Saint of people with HIV and AIDs.
St. Damien of Molokai Facts and Figures
Name: Damien of Molokai
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Damien De Veuster
Birth and Death Dates: 1840-1889
Celebration or Feast Day: May 10th
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 72
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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