Father Damien de Veuster spent 24 years as a missionary in Hawaii, with the latter 17 years spent in the Kalaupapa leper colony on Molokai. He ministered to the lepers and showed them that God still cared for them. He built churches, hospitals, housing, and many other structures for the lepers. Eventually he contracted leprosy and died of it. He was eventually canonized, and a statue of him was placed in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.
- Saint Damien of Molokai
- eVols at University of Hawaii at Manoa: Life and letters of Father Damien, the Apostle of the lepers
- About St. Damien | St. Damien Sacramental Solutions
- Father Damien Statue, U.S. Capitol for Hawaii
- Father Damien – Kalaupapa National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)
- Father Damien – Wikipedia
- Father Damien of Molokai | Papal Artifacts
- American Catholic History pilgrimage to the Kentucky Catholic Holy Land in 2021
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