Thursday, October 8, 2009
SMILE: FATHER DAMIEN WAS HERE!
If you were a leprosy patient shipped off to the Kalaupapa Peninsula, separated from home and family, would you be smiling?
I'm not exactly sure which of the residents of Kalaupapa painted these rocks. Or when. Likely a century after Father Damien lived and died.
But I do know that ever since he came, there have been more smiles on the Kalaupapa Peninsula.
And on Sunday, October 11, 2009 when Pope Benedict presides over his canonization, there will be lots of celebrating!