Blessed Damian

By Eimear Doherty

His Life

Blessed Damian is also known as Damian the leaper. Damian's love towards the leapers led him to get leprosy as well. He spent 16 years in the "living graveyard" in hawaii's island called Molokai. He devoted everything to this charity so that the lepers could have a better life. Damian also built hospitals, schools, houses, and even orphanages. Damian died at the age of 49 in the service to help the lepers.