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!Free Ebook ♏ St. Damien of Molokai: Apostle of the Exiled ♫ How many times do we let the pressures of life and work take over our days at the expense of prayer How many times do we feel alone and frightened How many times do we think our problems are unique Follow in the footsteps of the apostles when they asked Jesus to teach them to pray as he did Learn from St Augustine, St Catherine of Siena, St Ignatius, St Teresa of Avila, St Francis de Sales, and St Therese of Lisieux as they exemplify incredible devotions to prayer each in their own way Discover God s Prayer book Connect understanding and belief Balance contemplation and action Initiate practical, spiritual exercises Whether used as a springboard for personal spiritual growth, or as a small group study resource, this book will enlighten and motivate your spirit with Father McBride s brilliant, yet simple story telling skills Sidebars, thematic art, discussion questions, and passages for contemplation add depth to each of its chapters This book about the unselfish life of Fr Damien Joseph de Veuster is a modern day inspiration paralleling the life of Jesus so completely it beckons us to dofor the very weakest and poor among us The self reflection I placed upon myself after reading this book was profound No matter your belief or affliliation this book will humble the soul and challenge us to be better human beings. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a book that will hit you in your very soul, at least it hit mine I picked up this book after seeing The Lord of the Rings David Wenham in the 1999 movie Molokai The Story of Father Damien and I have to admit that I had to take a few weeks just to think about what I had just read before I could move on to my next book.Father Damien was a living saint as far as I m concerned He volunteered to go to the Kingdom of Hawaii in the place of his older brother and served several parishes on t This is a book that will hit you in your very soul, at least it hit mine I picked up this book after seeing The Lord of the Rings David Wenham in the 1999 movie Molokai The Story of Father Damien and I have to admit that I had to take a few weeks just to think about what I had just read before I could move on to my next book.Father Damien was a living saint as far as I m concerned He volunteered to go to the Kingdom of Hawaii in the place of his older brother and served several parishes on the island of O ahu before volunteering to serve the leper colonies known as Kalaupapa and Kalawao at the east end of the Kalaupapa peninsula on Moloka i when a public health crises broke out in the islands Before Father Damien landed in Kalaupapa and Kalawao the people there were living in squalor, lawlessness and utter hopelessness Having been dumped there by their government like trash, expected to fend for themselves but many were too sick to do so This book shows the reader what Damien was like as a child, why he chose to enter the church even though he wasn t really educated and the love he held for his fellow lepers.It seemed to me that Father Damien knew that he was going to die as soon as he set foot on Moloka i because he was quoted as saying, I make myself a leper with the lepers to gain all to Jesus Christ and always referred the people there as My fellow lepers even before he contracted the disease He was strictly forbidden by his superiors to have any physical contact with the patients in the colonies but that didn t stop him from dressing and treating the sores these people suffered even though it increased his risk of contracting the disease The order didn t stop him from providing comfort and care to the ill and dying Even after Father Damien contracted Leprosy It s now called Hansen s disease he continued to work tirelessly for the health and comfort of his flock.I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in the history of Hawaii or Leprosy Hansen s disease in Hawaii since this book doesn t just focus on Father Damien and the Catholic Church It explains what Leprosy Hansen s disease is, what was thought and what they now know cause s it and the treatments of the day that Father Damien helped get to the patients of Moloka i through awareness of the disease and it s effect on people I became interested in St Damien from a discussion at church I knew I wanted to learnThis book readslike a novel, great read Father Damien had constant challenges with the Kings of Hawaii and the Catholic Church his entire time at Molokai Basically he was left to fend for himself for the community that he was serving and ends of contracting the disease of leposy.An amazing man who gave his life for his community. The book is a well written biography of a fairly contemporary saint at least, about as contemporary as you can be and still be a saint It is inspiring without being too preachy I would definitely recommend. Father Damien, or Saint Damien of Molokai, was born Jozef De Veuster on January 3rd 1840 He died April 15th 1889 a long way from home on Molokai in Hawaii He served as a priest in the leper colony for 16 years before he succumbed to the disease Damien has been canonized in both the Eastern and Latin rites His feast day is celebrated May 10th The process of his canonization took from 1977 until 2009 But you might wonder why, and for me the pursuit of Damien his taken place over the last num Father Damien, or Saint Damien of Molokai, was born Jozef De Veuster on January 3rd 1840 He died April 15th 1889 a long way from home on Molokai in Hawaii He served as a priest in the leper colony for 16 years before he succumbed to the disease Damien has been canonized in both the Eastern and Latin rites His feast day is celebrated May 10th The process of his canonization took from 1977 until 2009 But you might wonder why, and for me the pursuit of Damien his taken place over the last number of years A few years back I was on retreat and the speaker was Michael W Higgins During the retreat we watched the film adaptation of Fr Damien s life Molokai directed by Paul Cox Something in the portrayal of Damien in that film captured my attention Since then I have kept an icon of Damien on my desk it is an older image and calls him Blessed Damien not saint Damien and I followed his canonization process Since that time I have read or started to read a number of stories, biographies, and books about Molokai, Damien, Dutton and Mother Marianne I have a feeling it will be a lifelong obsession To steal from Higgins book s title, it is Stalking the Holy And in this case Stalking Father Damien.Of everything that I have read and watched about Father Damien, I must state this is the best It is an amazing biography of a man not easily understood We can look back upon Damien s times, and his conflicts with authorities within and outside the church and it is easy to judge or be harsh For Damien is a saint But as this book details, saints are not always easy people, and often their plight is a very difficult path St Damien is no different This book not only chronicles Damien s time on the Hawaiian Islands, but his life leading up to that mission, and his lasting, and to some extent ever growing, impact This book is researched and footnoted like an academic paper, but reads like an adventure novel The writing is fast paced and often entertaining, considering the subject matter With an extensive series of appendices and a great index, the book can be used for research and it gives an exhaustive suggested reading list I dare anyone to read this book and not be challenged They will find that their prayer life is altered Damien is held up as an example and with great cause So spend some time learningabout the man and dive into this incredible read.Read the review on my blog Book Reviews and More