Father Damien of Molokai: Hawaii’s First Saint

Father Damien

Photo courtesy FatherDamien.com

Father Damien of Molokai: Hawaii’s First Saint
Aired on AARP Radio’s Prime Time Postscript

By Heidi Chang

In 2009, the Belgian priest, known as Father Damien, was declared a saint for his extraordinary service in caring for patients with Hansen’s disease on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in the 19th Century. His spirit of compassion continues to inspire many worldwide today.

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Father Damien of Molokai: Hawaii’s First Saint won the 2010 Excellence in Journalism Award for General News/Enterprise Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter.

Father Damien and the boys | Photo courtesy FatherDamien.com

Father Damien and the boys | Photo courtesy FatherDamien.com

 

Father Damien

Father Damien | Photo courtesy FatherDamien.com

 

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