Popularly known as Father Damien, St. Damien de Veuster was a nineteenth-century Belgian missionary to Hawai'i. He volunteered to be sent to Molokai, where lepers were quarantined. He himself caught the disease, and died in 1889, at the age of 49. He was beatified in 1995 and became a canonized saint in the Catholic Church in 2009.

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Damien the Leper
Lengthy biography.
Damien, Priest, Missionary, and Martyr
Brief biography. With prayer in traditional and contemporary language.
Father Damien (Joseph de Veuster)
Biography of the Belgian missionary priest to the leper colony on Molokai. From the Catholic Encyclopedia.
National Statuary Hall Collection: Father Damien
Photo of a stylized bronze sculpture, donated by the state of Hawaii; short biography.
St Jozef Damien De Veuster
Biography from the Vatican web site, on the occasion of his canonization.
Wikipedia: Father Damien
Biography and discussion of his legacy.
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