Feature - St Damien, the story [CN-USA]

Damien arrived with nothing more than his breviary. For the first few weeks, he slept under a tree rather than take shelter with a leper. But soon he was embracing his “unclean” flock as easily and naturally as had his “clean” ones earlier. Touching lepers with bare hands acknowledged victims’ humanity as nothing else could. Damien had embarked upon “a priesthood of worms, of ghastly sights and suffocating smells.” - Sandra Miesel @ The Catholic World Report


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