19 March 2012

The anniversary of Damien's arrival

On this day in 1864 a young Brother Damien de Vuester arrived in Hawai'i to take the place of his brother, Pamphille, to labor in the missions of what were then called the Sandwhich Islands.

To commemorate the arrival of the one who would soon become the Hero of Moloka'i, Rorate Caeli has a good post with excerpts from the famous letter of Robert Louis Stevenson in defense of Father Damien.

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