Another side of paradise: Life in Kalaupapa

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
In honor of Father Damien’s beatification on October 11, we revisit a story from 2000 about Molokai. The church continues to care for the settlements remaining residence today.

Is Kalaupapa the world’s most isolated spot? That’s what Hawaii’s King Kamehameha V thought in 1865, when he signed a law banishing people with advanced stages of leprosy (now called Hansen’s Disease) to the north shore of the island of Molokai.


Another side of paradise: Life in Kalaupapa

By Mimi Forsyth| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
In honor of Father Damien’s beatification on October 11, we revisit a story from 2000 about Molokai. The church continues to care for the settlements remaining residence today.

Is Kalaupapa the world’s most isolated spot? That’s what Hawaii’s King Kamehameha V thought in 1865, when he signed a law banishing people with advanced stages of leprosy (now called Hansen’s Disease) to the north shore of the island of Molokai.


Contagious Spirit: Father Damien

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
The example of Father Damien, the new Hawaiian saint, has a young man from the mainland catching on to the Aloha way of life.

Contagious Spirit: Father Damien

By Daniel Murphy| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
The example of Father Damien, the new Hawaiian saint, has a young man from the mainland catching on to the Aloha way of life.

Humble piety: Sister Jeanne Jugan

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
The road to sainthood is difficult, but newly canonized Jeanne Jugan knew that patience would bring otherworldly success.

In the last few years I have been a friend to an elderly man and helped care for a frail and aging relative who needed daily assistance and biweekly trips for renal dialysis treatment. When I took on these tasks, I thought, "Here's my chance to be a saint."


Humble piety: Sister Jeanne Jugan

By Joel Schorn| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
The road to sainthood is difficult, but newly canonized Jeanne Jugan knew that patience would bring otherworldly success.

In the last few years I have been a friend to an elderly man and helped care for a frail and aging relative who needed daily assistance and biweekly trips for renal dialysis treatment. When I took on these tasks, I thought, "Here's my chance to be a saint."


Street saints: Los Angeles is full of them

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
The map of the City of Angels is a veritable Litany of the Saints.

Nine years ago I had a sort of "asphalt epiphany." It wasn't on the "road to Damascus," but on the streets of Los Angeles, my hometown.

After walking, riding buses, and driving through this sprawling city for more than 20 years, it occurred to me that I live in a city named for a saint (Nuestra Señora de los Angeles, Our Lady of the Angels), which is also blessed by the presence of dozens of streets also named for saints.


On a wheel and a prayer

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
With St. Christopher riding shotgun, faithful motorists hope to have a safer journey.

With the fluctuating price of gas this past year and the growing economic crisis, the most common prayer uttered from behind the wheel these days is probably a plea for relief from the expense of filling up. While many families are suffering from job losses and other financial woes, I remember another, more serious supplication shared by my family at the beginning of any family road trip.


The living legacy of Dorothy Day

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice
Dorothy Day's pre-Catholic-Worker life

Young Dorothy Day


Sep 1983 cover of Salt magazine

Let's canonize Dorothy Day

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace
With this 1983 article Claretian Publications began a grassroots effort to promote the official declaration of Dorothy Day as a saint.

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