What compelled a young priest to volunteer for an assignment that held the risk of contracting a then-incurable disease? Explore the life of Saint Damien and discover for yourself his great love for God and for every person he met. With the long-awaited canonization of Saint Damien, the whole world is shown an example of generous, self-giving love in this heroic priest who served the lepers on Moloka'i, Hawaii. Often Saint Damien would say, "Convinced that the Good God does not ask me the impossible, I go my way without troubling myself...."
Including an introduction by Father Lane Akiona of Damien's order, the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, this booklet tells the fascinating and inspiring story of Saint Damien and leads us in a novena of prayers for his intercession. Includes Saint Damien is invoked as the patron of those suffering from Hansen's Disease (leprosy), those suffering from HIV/AIDS, those who care for the sick, and Hawai'i.
Features & Benefits:
- Includes an introduction by Fr. Lane Akiona, SS.CC.
- Endorsed by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Damien’s religious community).
- Includes stories, quotes, prayers, and a novena.
About the author:
Barry Michaels lives with his wife and children in central New York state, where he is a high school teacher. His previous books include Eucharist: The Church’s Treasure, At the School of Mary, and Saints for Our Times: New Novenas and Prayers (all Pauline Books & Media).
Category: Devotional Pamphlets
Trim size: 4" x 6"