Father Damien

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Birthday
3, 1840
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Apr 15, 1889 (49)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1840
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Apr 15, 1889 (49)

About

Roman Catholic priest from Belgium who was known for his work with people with leprosy.

Before Fame

He arrived in Hawaii as a part of his mission in 1864.

Trivia

He was canonized and made a saint 120 years after he died of leprosy while trying to help those who suffered from it.

Family Life

His father was a Flemish corn merchant.

Associated With

He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1995.