This is the story of a priest, who instead of fleeing sickness to preserve his own health, rather gave his life for those suffering from an incurable sickness, feared by all; leprosy. Spending the best years of his life on Molokai, servicing the colony of banished lepers, he, himself succumbed to the ravages of the disease at the age of forty-six.
On the cover we see the intrepid missionary Father Damien with members of his parish choir. Behind him is seen one of the churches he built on the island of Molokai where he ultimately sacrificed his life for the salvation of the souls of the lepers exiled there.
From the Housetops Magazine issue.
Other articles in the issue include works such as:
- The Good Use of Our Sufferings
- Be Merciful
- Abbot Ero and Eternity
- Sacrament of the Sick
- Plainly Speaking
Really great way to to learn about the Saints too many books about Saints and their spirituality are very scholarly I usually read kids same books because of that these magazines are great balance they could buy into the Simplicity of kids Saint books with just the right amount of theology without being overwhelming I love the pictures too the covers on their own could be posters