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Saint Francis Giving His Mantle to a Poor Man
GIOTTO DI BONDONE (c. 1266-1337)

1297-1300

Upper Basilica di San Francesco, Assisi, Italy. For a fuller view of the painting, click on the image.

Letters Home

SAINT DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI

(1840-1889)

 

 

This season's featured words from our saints are excerpts from the letters home of Saint Damien of Molokai, patron of lepers and outcasts. Christened Jozef de Veuster in his native village of Tremelo in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium, he took the name of Damiaan as a novice of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Leuven. In 1864, was sent as a missionary to Honolulu, Hawaii, and in 1873, he volunteered to serve a leper colony on the island of Molokai -- where there were a number of Catholics who wanted the sacraments -- knowing he would probably catch leprosy and die there. He did not catch the disease until 1885 and continued serving until his death on April 15, 1889. He was canonized in Rome on October 11, 2009. He is buried at Sint Antonius Kapel in Leuven where pilgrims may visit his tomb in the sanctuary.

 

 

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Lament

A poem by Ann Applegarth of Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Posted 24 May 2015.

 

 

Abiquiu, New Mexico

A poem by Anne Wilson of La Mesa, California, USA. Posted 24 May 2015.

 

 

Café on Stevenson Street

A poem by C.J. Renz, OP, of Berkeley, California, USA. Posted 24 May 2015.

 

 

World Wise Beatitudes

A poem by Ellen Mary Raster of Elm Grove, Wisconsin, USA. Posted 24 May 2015.

 

 

Gluttony: The

Warm Sin

An essay on our ways of relating to food and the natural world by Christopher Killheffer of New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Posted 18 February 2015.

 

 

Olive Grove #2

A painting by Leon Kortenkamp of Belmont, California, USA. Posted 18 February 2015.

 

 

Augustine in

the Garden

A painting by Eileen Cunis of Campton, New Hampshire, USA. Posted 18 February 2015.

 

 

Newman the

Controversialist

An excerpt from the book Étude de Newman (1905) by the French historian and literary critic, Henri Bremond (1865-1933).

 

 

 

 

Angel of Light,

Angels of Mercy

An essay on the death of a loved one by Anne Wilson of La Mesa, California, USA. Posted 24 May 2015.

 

 

Assisi

A poem by Abigail Carroll of Winooski, Vermont, USA. Posted 24 May 2015.

 

 

A Blessing

A poem by André M. Peñalver of Yakima, Washington, USA. Posted 24 May 2015.

 

 

Seeking a Revelation

A poem by Michael Power of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Posted 24 May 2015.

 

 

Glib

A poem by Don Thompson of Buttonwillow, California, USA.

 

 

Encounter in

Colmar

A short story by Leon Kortenkamp of Belmont, California, USA. Posted 18 February 2015.

 

 

A Good Day

A short story by Alexander Barbolish of Nicholson, Pennsylvania, USA. Posted 18 February 2015.

 

 

Rosaries and Radicals

An essay by Sheila Luna of Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Posted 23 November 2014.

 

 

On Insanity

An essay by Marilyn MacArthur of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. Posted 18 August 2017.

 

 

 

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