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"One day in July 1886, Joseph De Veuster, now known to the world as Father Damien, stood on the shores of Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai waiting for the steamer bearing the human cargo of misery, victims of leprosy banished from their homes and loved ones, to be spilled on to the shores of this small peninsula st the tip of Molokai, to live out the rest of their lives in isolation and without hope. Coming down the gangplank was a young was a young man in a denim uniform who strode to Damien, held out his hand, and said that he was Joseph Dutton, an American veteran of the civil war and that he had come to help. With their handclasp, a bond of friendship was forged only to be broken three years later with Damien's death. For 44 years Dutton stayed on to continue his apostolate and to do penance for an earlier life of drunkenness and debauchery. He died at the age of 88. Their graves are close to each other on Molokai as they both wait for eternity
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  • ISBN: 0960633049
  • Physical Description: 324 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
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  • Publisher: Bellmore, N.Y. : Damien-Dutton Society for Leprosy Aid, [1998]

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Summary, etc.: "One day in July 1886, Joseph De Veuster, now known to the world as Father Damien, stood on the shores of Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai waiting for the steamer bearing the human cargo of misery, victims of leprosy banished from their homes and loved ones, to be spilled on to the shores of this small peninsula st the tip of Molokai, to live out the rest of their lives in isolation and without hope. Coming down the gangplank was a young was a young man in a denim uniform who strode to Damien, held out his hand, and said that he was Joseph Dutton, an American veteran of the civil war and that he had come to help. With their handclasp, a bond of friendship was forged only to be broken three years later with Damien's death. For 44 years Dutton stayed on to continue his apostolate and to do penance for an earlier life of drunkenness and debauchery. He died at the age of 88. Their graves are close to each other on Molokai as they both wait for eternity
Subject: Damien Father, Saint 1840-1889 Fiction
Dutton, Joseph 1843-1931 Fiction
Missions to leprosy patients Fiction
Molokai (Hawaii) Fiction
Missionaries Fiction
Catholics Fiction
Clergy Fiction
Genre: Fiction.
Medical novels.
Biographical fiction.
Christian fiction.
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