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Chaplet To Our Lady Of Fatima -Seventh Day (Best of Prayer N Lunch)

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May 10-St. Damien de Veuster of Moloka’i (1840-1889) When Joseph de Veuster was born in Tremelo, Belgium, in 1840, few people in Europe had any firsthand knowledge of leprosy (Hansen’s disease). By the time he died at the age of 49, people all over the world knew about this disease because of him. They knew that human compassion could soften the ravages of this disease. Forced to quit school at age 13 to work on the family farm, Joseph entered the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary six years later, taking the name of a fourth-century physician and martyr. When his brother Pamphile, a priest in the same congregation, fell ill and was unable to go to the Hawaiian Islands as assigned, assigned, Damien quickly volunteered in h


By Bill Young 05/10/2017 09:12 PM

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