Damien de Veuster Joseph

Da·mien de Veus·ter

 (dā′mē-ən də vyo͞o′stər, dä-myăN′ də vœ-stĕr′), Joseph Known as "Father Damien." 1840-1889.
Belgian Roman Catholic missionary who ministered to the leper colony on Molokai (1873-1889), where he contracted leprosy and died.
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