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MOLOKAI: THE STORY OF FATHER DAMIEN

PAUL COX

MOLOKAI: THE STORY OF FATHER DAMIEN

by PAUL COX

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Published .
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A story of the triumph of human nature, Molokai is closely based on a true story. This film is a biography of Father Damien, the Catholic priest who in volunteered for service on . The man who would become St. Damien of Molokai, was born in rural Belgium, on January 3, His name was Jozef De Veuster, and he was the youngest of seven children. Growing up on the farm, Jozef was prepared to take over for his family, but he did not want the responsibility. Instead, he wanted.

The story of Damien De Veuster, a nineteenth century Belgian priest who was sent as a missionary to Hawaii. It has been translated into English from Dutch and recounts how De . Eventually, Damien caught leprosy and died from the disease in He had become so famous for his compassionate work among the lepers that a statue of Father Damien represents the state of Hawaii in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. Damien of Molokai was declared a saint on Octo

Molokai's Best Selling Books The Lands of Father Damien "Best Seller" Award recipient. Written from the heart by long time Molokai resident James H. Brocker, The Lands of Father Damien is a stunningly narrated and photographed hardcover book that portrays life, past and present, at the tiny and remote Kalaupapa Peninsula like no other before it. Molokai This biography of Father Damien, the Catholic priest who in volunteered for service on the Hawaiian leper colony of Molokai. For 15 years Damien ministered nearly single-handedly to the quarantined community, supplying what medication he could procure while struggling against the red tape from organizations (religious and governmental) that would rather have forgotten all.


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MOLOKAI: THE STORY OF FATHER DAMIEN by PAUL COX Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is a wonderful book for anyone who is curious about Father Damien of Molokai. It is comprehensive, non-religious, well written, and well structured.

Gavan Daws did a great job describing Father Damien, his negative as well his positive by:   St. Damien of Molokai, also called Father Damien, original name Joseph de Veuster, (born January 3,Tremelo, Belgium—died ApMolokai, Hawaii [U.S.]; canonized Octo ; feast day May 10), Belgian priest who devoted his life to missionary work among the Hawaiian lepers and became a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

Joseph de Veuster was born in rural. Based on the true story of a priest who risked his life in order to help people no one else would touch (a wager he would eventually lose), Father Damien stars David Wenham as the titular Belgian 63%.

out of 5 stars Molokai: The Story of Father Damien Reviewed in the United States on Janu This book while extremely well written and true to historical fact, would probably only interest someone who is either interested in the history of the Catholic Church or leprosy/5(6).

Leper Priest of Moloka'i traces the life of Father Damien from his boyhood in rural Belgium to his death at the leper settlement after sixteen years of remarkable accomplishments.

Damien overcame major obstacles to become a Catholic priest and serve as a missionary in Hawai'i. To his spiritual ministry he added the practice of medicine and the skill of a master builder of chapels, churches Cited by: 4.

To alleviate their fate, Father Damien was the first priest to go to Molokai. His bishop's last words were that "he must not touch anyone." Little by little, Damien earned the trust of the lepers, and eventually, his appeals for nuns and supplies resonated throughout the world, much to the displeasure of his superiors/5().

Molokai was an untamed isle located between the islands of Oahu and Maui. Abandoned for all extents and purposes, the lepers attempted to scrape out a living in their squalor without outside aid or care. Enter the courageous Father Damien.

He was the first priest to go to Molokai. This book, which was also made into a movie, draws such a clear picture of Father (now saint) Damien that we learn lessons we weren't expecting. Yes, he was kind. dedicated and loving to the lepers he served on Molokai.

However, the other side of him doesn't fit the goody-two-shoes vision we have of /5. Just finished this REMARKABLE story of an EXTRAORDINARY man of God. Father Damien was the first full time priest (or pastor) to live among the lepers at the Kalaupapa Peninsula leper colony on the island of Molaka'i (one of the islands of the Hawaiian Islands).4/5.

Such is Father Damien's story retold here in this cinematic yet intimate setting. The way that Fr. Damien answered the call inspires the heroic virtue of so many nurses and doctors on the front lines of /5.

Over the years, many pictures have been filmed in Hawaii. But one you might not be all too familiar with is ’s Molokai: The Story of Father Damien, directed by Paul Cox and based on Hilde Eyrikel’s biographical ed with a soulful score, this beautifully-directed film is a poignant retelling of the story of the devout Roman Catholic priest.

Directed by Paul Cox. With Keanu Kapuni-Szasz, David Wenham, Jan Kleinejan, Michael W. Perry. The true story of the nineteenth century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers/10(K). Alan Brennert is the author of the historical novels Palisades Park, Honolulu (chosen one of the best books of by The Washington Post), and Moloka'i, which won the Bookies Award, sponsored by the Contra Costa Library, for the Book Club Book of the Year (and has sold overcopies since publication).

It was also a One Book /5. The touching story of Father Damien, who went to the island of Molokai to minister to the lepers who had been exiled there. Even when Damien contracted leprosy, his energy did not abate, and he carried on working for the well-being of his fellow lepers to the end.

About the Book; Leper Priest of Moloka'i traces the life of Father Damien from his boyhood in rural Belgium to his death at the leper settlement after sixteen years of remarkable accomplishments.

Damien overcame major obstacles to become a Catholic priest and serve as a missionary in Hawai'i. To his spiritual ministry he added the practice of medicine and the skill of a master builder of. Molokai--one of the beautiful Hawaiian islands, but in the late nineteenth century, a name synonymous with a desolate leper colony.

Kalaupapa, accessible only from the sea, was "The Given Grave," where victims of the dreaded disease were sent to die, exiled in a desperate attempt to halt the spread of this horror newly come to the islands/5.

Get this from a library. Molokai: the story of Father Damien. [Hilde Eynikel] -- " Story of a Belgian priest who single-handedly changed the lives and fates of the lepers of a Hawaiian leper colony in the nineteenth century."--Cover.

I became aware of this movie after reading The Colony by John Tayman, which accounts the history of the Molokai settlement from its foundation inall the way into the 21st century. Though the book has a scope of over a hundred years, a sizable amount of /5(93). Shop Molokai: The Story of Father Damien [DVD] [] at Best Buy.

Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up. Price Match or: Paul Cox. Molokai: The Story of Father Damien Based on the true story of a Belgian priest who risked his life to help the people no one else would touch. InDamien, a young Catholic priest serving as a missionary near Hawaii, volunteers to spend three months working.

The story of Damien De Veuster, a nineteenth century Belgian priest who was sent as a missionary to Hawaii. It has been translated into English from Dutch and recounts how De Veuster became involved with the members of a leper colony, tried to improve their lives, angered his church in doing so and then died of leprosy himself.Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai, or Saint Damien De Veuster, born Jozef De Veuster, was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious won recognition for his ministry from to in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi to people with leprosy, who were required to live under a government.This movie tells the moving and rare TRUE story of a truly holy Catholic priest, who, against all odds helps the lepers of Hawaii in the19th century.

The actors are big names, who more than likely took a relatively modestl fee to appear in it - such is the story of Father Damien, an inspiration to all faiths and people of good will/5().