Saint Damien de Veuster of Moloka’i
Saint Damien de Veuster became so well known for his work among the lepers in Hawaii that Moloka’i almost became his surname. Dedicating his life to those suffering from Hansen's disease, Damien made the world aware of their plight. He succumbed to the disease and died in 1889.
Image: Father Damien on his deathbed, resting on his side | photo presumably by Dr. Sydney B. Swift

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(January 3, 1840 – April 15, 1889)

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Saint Damien de Veuster of Moloka’i