I would not be cured if the price of the cure was that I must leave the island and give up my work… I am perfectly resigned to my lot. Do not feel sorry for me.
~ Father Damien ~
born Joseph de Veuster
(January 3, 1840 – April 15, 1889)
I have always loved the story of Father Damien. His love and compassion alone make him a saint to me. Finally, the Catholic church is figuring it out.