Biography of Father Damien de Veuster, better known as St. Damien of Molokai, apostle of the lepers. He was a missionary, sent in the mid-nineteenth century to the Hawaiian archipelago, where he volunteered to care for the lepers on Molokai. It was a mission for martyrdom: the probability of contracting the disease was quite high, as well as the possibility of never returning to the civilized world. In a few years he was able to bring hope and a better world to the abandoned, giving them a more dignified life, caring for them until their death. The world view of lepers has changed thanks to his work and influence. This is a biography that one reads with pleasure.
Damien the Leper
[Damien the Leper]
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Author: Jorge Gaspar, Portugal, 2019