Damien the Leper: A Life of Magnificent Courage, Devotion and Spirit

Damien the Leper: A Life of Magnificent Courage, Devotion and Spirit

by John Farrow
     
 

The great adventure of Damien the Leper began quietly over a century ago. Since then, his remarkable story has become legend throughout the world.

Joseph De Veuster left his secure life in Belgium, thrusting aside all thoughts of personal danger and spending the rest of his days as Father Damien comforting the sick and the dying. Though virtually entombed among

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The great adventure of Damien the Leper began quietly over a century ago. Since then, his remarkable story has become legend throughout the world.

Joseph De Veuster left his secure life in Belgium, thrusting aside all thoughts of personal danger and spending the rest of his days as Father Damien comforting the sick and the dying. Though virtually entombed among the living dead of a leper colony on the island of Molokai, Father Damien managed to find beauty and enchantment in the lush surroundings. His extraordinary journey of the spirit comes to life in John Farrow's splendid biography, which has become a classic over the years and is sure to endure as long as people thrill to deeds of valor and pay homage to the great spiritual truths so perfectly reflected in this unforgettable story of courage, sacrifice, and devotion.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Farrow took a sabbatical from his career as a film director to publish this 1954 biography of the leper priest. The text follows Father Damien from his roots in Belgium as Joseph de Veuster through his entrance into the church and ultimate destiny at the leper colony on the island of Molokai, HI.

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ISBN-13:
9780385265126
Publisher:
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/20/1989
Pages:
240

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