Episode 96

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.

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