Is there anyone who doubts if the Catholic Church has heroic missionaries?
Today is the Memorial of Blessed Damien of Molokai. Tomorrow at our school mass I will tell the students about his life.
Lepers Adoring the Hidden Face of Christ
It is a little known fact that Father Damien laboured to established perpetual adoration of the Eucharist among his dear lepers. In this there is something astonishingly beautiful; the sight of lepers adoring day and night the Suffering Servant who, disfigured in his Passion, became, “as one from whom men screen their faces” (Is 53:3), the “Lord of Glory” (1 Cor 2:8) whose face is “all the beauty of holy souls” (Litany of the Holy Face).
from Sante Croce