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St. Damien of Molokai – Restored Photograph – 3 sizes – Catholic Art Print

St. Damien of Molokai – Restored Photograph – 3 sizes – Catholic Art Print

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St. Damien of Molokai
Exclusive Restored Photograph

This is Father Damien (1840-1889), the priest who had gone to serve the lepers on Molokai Island. He went there because he had a zeal for souls, and the lepers on that island had been discarded. It was a leprosy colony. No one would come ashore who didn't have the disease. The people on the island were lost and dying. They were hopeless.

Father Damien went there in 1873 to teach them about Christ, to show them God's love, and to bring them the sacraments. He helped build houses, schools, and a reservoir. He treated their ulcers and gave them other medical attention. He was their friend and companion. He was there 11 years before he caught the disease. Word of his mission spread, and because of his fame, he was able to bring needed supplies and materials to the island.

This picture was taken in 1889, shortly before his death. Like our Lord, he loved the lepers and helped them. Like our Lord, he ended giving up his life for those he loved. This picture shows the face of love and suffering. It is emotional for us to look at it. Father Damien was so devoted to our Lord. He is a great example for us all. Canonized in 2009, his Feast Day is May 10. He is the Patron Saint of people with leprosy, but we are sure he would attend to any prayers you asked of him.

We hope our exclusive restored photograph helps draw you closer to our Saint, and thus closer to our Lord.

There is a white border around the image. About 0.5" for 5x7, 1.3" for 8.5x11", 1.6" for 11x14", and 1.75" for 13x17". The border gives our images a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free fine art paper.
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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