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Molokai : the story of Father Damien
Eynikel, Hilde.
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Publication Information:
Staten Island, N.Y. : Alba House, [1999]

Physical Description:
ix, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
General Note:
"First published in Great Britian in 1999"--T.p. verso.
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BX4705.D25 E854 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This new biography, containing as yet undisclosed material, is a dramatic and fascinating story of one individual's commitment to a life devoted to the needs of others. Those who read it will be moved by the selfless example he set, and hopefully want to imitate it.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
1 Growing Up in Tremelo (1840-1858)p. 1
2 Entry into the Order of the Sacred Hearts (1859)p. 17
3 Sudden Departure for Hawaii (1863-1864)p. 27
4 Consecration as Priest in Honolulu (1864)p. 37
5 Working on an Active Volcano (1864-1865)p. 49
6 Kohala-Hamakua (1865-1868)p. 55
7 Eruption of the Volcano (1868)p. 65
8 The Decision (May 1873)p. 73
9 Accepted (May 1873-January 1874)p. 85
10 Two Priests Vie for the Leper Settlement (February 1874-August 1877)p. 107
11 War with Burgerman over the Leper Settlement (October 1877-August 1880)p. 135
12 A Royal Honour (August 1880-October 1881)p. 155
13 Nursing Sisters Invited to the Settlement (January 1882-November 1883)p. 167
14 Damien a Leper (January 1884-January 1885)p. 181
15 Damien Officially Segregated (February 1885-June 1886)p. 199
16 Triumph in Honolulu (July-December 1886)p. 213
17 Dispute about the Money from London (January 1887-May 1888)p. 227
18 Damien's Companion, Louis-Lambert Conrardy, The Healthy Priest (May-November 1888)p. 259
19 The Franciscan Nuns (November 1888-February 1889)p. 275
20 Nunc Dimittis (February-April 1889)p. 293
21 After Damien (1889-1995)p. 307