Father Damien, The Lands of: Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii by James H. Brocker - PDF and EPUB eBook

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This story takes place at an isolated peninsula located on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It was on this...

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Details of Father Damien, The Lands of: Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii

Exact title of the book
Father Damien, The Lands of: Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii
Book author
James H. Brocker
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
134 pages
Language
English
Published
August 1st 1998 by Booklines Hawaii Ltd
File size (in PDF)
536 kB
Father Damien, The Lands of: Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii

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This story takes place at an isolated peninsula located on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It was on this insignificant splinter of land that people who were deathly ill and free of any crimes against nature or mankind were banished to spend their lives segregated from all civilized society. Forced from their families and stripped of dignity, these men, women and children came from all races, religions and walks of life.

Over the last 130 years there have been many strangers who came freely to these lonely shores and brought compassion, assistance and self-respect. Foremost among those was one whose destiny it was to achieve greatness by his humble efforts to relieve and ultimately share the pain of his fellow man. This Roman Catholic priest is known to the world as Father Joseph Damien deVeuster.

As the last of his people and the 20th Century fade into memory, the human tragedy that occurred here must be left as a reminder for all time of man's injustice to his own. The chronicle of suffering and loneliness within these pages belongs to each and every one of those exiled to the Kalaupapa Peninsula over the decades, and it is for them that this story is told....