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PHOTO OF ST. DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI BEFORE HIS DEATH AFTER HAVING SERVED 800 LEPERS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE FOR FOURTEEN YEARS "I feel no disgust when I hear the confessions of those near their end, whose …More
PHOTO OF ST. DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI BEFORE HIS DEATH AFTER HAVING SERVED 800 LEPERS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE FOR FOURTEEN YEARS
"I feel no disgust when I hear the confessions of those near their end, whose wounds are full of maggots...This may give you some idea of my daily work. Picture to yourself a collection of huts with 800 Lepers. No doctor; in fact, as there is no cure, there seems no place for a doctor's skill."
“I find my consolation in the one and only companion who will never leave me, that is, our Divine Saviour in the Holy Eucharist. . . .It is at the foot of the altar that we find the strength necessary in this isolation of ours. Without the Blessed Sacrament a position like mine would be unbearable. But, having Our Lord at my side, I continue always to be happy and content. . . . Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the most tender of friends with souls who seek to please Him."