Go to the Homepage

Saint Name: a  b  c  d  e  f  g  h  i  j  k  l  m  n  o  p  r  s  t  u  v  w  z


Call 800-282-7987 for Customer Service and Phone Orders
spacer spacer
New Arrivals New Arrivals
Christ Depictions
Marian Depictions
Religious Arts
Crucifix and Crosses
Sacramental Items
Church Supplies
Jewelry & Medals
Jewelry by Bliss
Books and Media
Gift Ideas
Seasonal Items
Specialty Items
Patron Saint Items
Share |
Join Mailing List
Save 10% Now!

Blessed Damian of Molokai

Joseph de Veuster was born January 3, 1840 on his family’s farm in Belgium. He joined the Picupus Fathers in 1860 and chose the name Damian. He volunteered for the missions while still a seminarian and was ordained in Hawaii on May 24, 1864. At first he ministered to a large missionary parish spread over several islands, but his heart was drawn to the plight of the lepers isolated on Molokai. He eventually went to stay permanently with the lepers. He nursed them, taught them, ministered to their spiritual needs and tried to make life better for them. Molokai became a model colony for the treatment of leprosy. Father Damian contracted the disease in 1885 and died of it in 1889. As long as his strength held out he continued to serve the lepers. He was canonized on October 11, 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI, so he is officially Saint Damian of Molokai.

spacer Shipping  |  Return Policy  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Site Map  |  Customer Reviews
spacer Copyright © 2005 - Holy Family Phat Diem, LLC. All Rights Reserved. spacer

ecommerce provided by Yahoo! Small Business ecommerce provided by Yahoo! Small Business CC Logos Now accepting PayPal