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Damien de Veuster

Damien de Veuster, better known as Father Damien, a Belgian priest, hearing during his ministration at Honolulu of the deserted and wretched condition of the Hawaiian lepers on the island of Molokai, generously determined to court almost certain death in the alleviation of their horrible sufferings. Entering on his mission in 1873, for twelve years he laboured faithfully among his flock, performing the most menial offices till stricken down in 1885. During the latter years of his ministration he received the assistance of another priest in his truly Christian work.