"The Saint of my Birthday: St. Damien of Molokai " Claudia montañez

The saint of my birthday is St. Damien of Molokai. He was born in 1840 and he died in 1889.

St. Damien of Molokai was a patron of leprosy and outcasts. He was knows as "The Apostle of the Lepers"

St. Damien of Molokai is celebrated in the Church on May 10th.

There's a couple interesting facts about his life. Some being: his real name was Jozef, his brother and his two sisters took religious vows and he wanted to follow their footsteps, his brother was o ordered service in Hawaii but when he was going to go, he got really sick so St. Damien went in his place. St. Damien always dealed with lepers and, since leprosy is contagious, he became a leper. Even when he had leprosy, he kept helping others.

Prayer: God, I ask you through St. Damien of Molokai that you help to cure the sick and help them live a long life and that you're highly involved in it. In your name I pray, Amen.

Citations:

• http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=2817

• http://reflexionchretienne.e-monsite.com/pages/vie-des-saints/mai/saint-damien-de-molokai-joseph-de-veuster-pretre-religieux-picpus-1889-fete-le-10-mai.html

• https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Damien

• http://soul-candy.info/2014/05/may-10-st-damien-de-veuster-sscc-1840-1889-priest-leper-martyr-of-charity-martyr-of-love-patron-of-leprosy-outcasts-those-with-hiv/

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