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Damien Play

posted Jan 23, 2010, 10:27 AM by Mitchel Stretch   [ updated Mar 29, 2010, 5:53 PM by U of C Catholic Community ]
February 26th 2010 at St.Pius X church

Damien is a 1976 one person show about Father Damien by Aldyth Morris. The play was originally performed in Hawaii by Terence Knapp and has had numerous professional and amateur productions since that time.

The play is set in 1936 when Damien's body is being transported from Molokai to his native Belgium. Damien's story is retold through a series of flashbacks.

Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai, born Jozef De Veuster, was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious order. He won recognition for his ministry to people with leprosy (also known as Hansen's disease), who had been placed under a government-sanctioned medical quarantine on the island of Molokai in the Kingdom of Hawaii.

After sixteen years caring for the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of those in the leper colony, he eventually contracted and died of the disease, and is widely considered a "martyr of charity".
There are a limited number of tickets for this event due to the size of the venue.
Contact Father Thao for free tickets:
Phone: 220-3898
Cell: 473-5810
Office: Multi Faith Chaplain's Center