Monday, January 25, 2010

Father Damien ...

Father Damien ... (EN)
or Saint Damien of Molokai born Jozef De Veuster,
(3 Jan 1840 – 15 April 1889),
was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium ...

... In 2005, Damien was honored with the title
of De Grootste Belg, chosen as "The Greatest Belgian"
throughout that country's history in polling conducted
by the Flemish public broadcasting service, VRT ...

... Father Damien is considered one of the preeminent
heroes of Hawaiʻi, and was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI
on October 11, 2009 ...