27 September 2008

He's right, you know?

Writing to his brother, Father Pamphile, in August of 1864, Blessed Damien of Moloka'i said of his new home in the Hawaiian islands:

For two months, June and July, we have the sun directly over our heads; still the heat is not so great as I thought. The climate is delightful, so that strangers easily become accustomed to it, and generally enjoy better health here than in their own country.

I know this to be true.

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