Basic Information
Name

Damien of Molokai

Feast Day

October 11

Born

January 3, 1840

Died

April 15, 1889

Patron of

People with Leprosy

Resources
Adopted by

Help our small team fill in this saint’s details and information, and send us reference links. Your website link will go here so that everyone knows you sponsored this saint.

Personal
Born in

in the Belgian town of Tremlo

Lived in

Hawaii

Gender

Male

Form of Passing

Natural Causes

Roles

Priest / Pastor

Century

19th Century

Vocation

Priesthood

Family & Relationships
Siblings

brother, Pamphile

Family Members

Catherine De Veuster, Damien’s mother

Details & Interests
Name Variations

Born Joseph "Jeff" de Veuster, Damien the Leper, Saint Damien of Molokaʻi, SS.CC. or Saint Damien de Veuster

Canonization Status
Canonized by

Pope Benedict XVI

Canonization

Canonized

Date Canonized

October 11, 2009

Beatified on

Proclaimed "blessed" by Pope John Paul II on June 4, 1995

Major Shrine

Leuven, Belgium (bodily relics) Molokaʻi, Hawaii (relics of his hand), SHRINE OF FATHER DAMIEN in Molokai, Hawaii

Credits
Cover

CC Ed Suominen | http://bit.ly/1Cg9KJh