RARE HAWAII EXCLUSIVE: LIMITED EDITIONSAINT DAMIEN CANONIZATION ENAMELLED 1.5" MEDALLION
SAINT DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI
CANONIZED IN ROME, ITALY ON OCTOBER 11, 2009
Direct from Hawaii. Front of medal reads: "Saint Damien of Molokai" and "Canonized 11 October 2009." Reverse: depicts imagery and scenes from Molokai and reads "To Become One of You" and "To Live and Dies with You."
Perfect Saint Damien medal for anyone who loves Fr. Damien! Best yet, can be worn as a token of remembrance to a beloved priest and compassionate individual.
On-hand and ready to ship! Be one of the first to get this very special commemorative Fr. Damien medal. I believe that this medal was made as a special Hawaii commemorative for the upcoming canonization of Father Damien.
Damien de Veuster , SS.CC. ( January 3 , 1840 – April 15 , 1889 ), born Jozef de Veuster and also known as Blessed Damien of Molokai ( Dutch : Pater Damiaan or Zalige Damiaan 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 order . He is to become a saint on 11 October 2009 . He won recognition for his ministry to people with leprosy (also known as Hansen's Disease), who had been placed under a government-sanctioned medical quarantine on the island of Molokai in the Kingdom of Hawaii . He eventually contracted and died of the disease, and is widely considered a " martyr of charity ".
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