Damien, Father (Joseph de Veuster)


Damien, Father (Joseph de Veuster)
Damien, Father (Joseph de Veuster)
Biography of the Belgian missionary priest to the leper colony on Molokai

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  • Joseph de Veuster — Père Damien Joseph De Veuster dit « Père Damien » Père Damien en 1888 Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Damien, Father — orig. Joseph de Veuster born Jan. 3, 1849, Tremelo, Belg. died April 15, 1889, Molokai, Hawaii Belgian priest. After training at the College of Braine le Comte, he joined the Society of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in 1858. He went as a… …   Universalium

  • Damien, Father — (1840–89)    Missionary and Philanthropist.    Father Damien was born Joseph de Veuster in Tremelo, Belgium. At the age of nineteen he joined the Fathers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. He worked as a missionary first in the Sandwich Isles …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Damien de Molokai — Père Damien Joseph De Veuster dit « Père Damien » Père Damien en 1888 Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Damien — /day mee euhn/; Fr. /dann myaonn /, n. Father (Joseph de Veuster) Fr. /zhaw zef deuh vue sterdd /, 1840 89, Belgian Roman Catholic missionary to the lepers of Molokai. * * * …   Universalium

  • Damien — Da•mien [[t]ˈdeɪ mi ən[/t]] fr. [[t]daˈmyɛ̃[/t]] n. big Father (Joseph de Veuster), 1840–89, Belgian Roman Catholic missionary to the lepers of Molokai …   From formal English to slang

  • Damien — /day mee euhn/; Fr. /dann myaonn /, n. Father (Joseph de Veuster) Fr. /zhaw zef deuh vue sterdd /, 1840 89, Belgian Roman Catholic missionary to the lepers of Molokai …   Useful english dictionary

  • Father Damien —     Father Damien (Joseph de Veuster)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Father Damien (Joseph de Veuster)     Missionary priest, born at Tremeloo, Belgium, 3 January 1840; died at Molokai, Hawaii, 15 April 1889.     His father, a small farmer, sent… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Damien — [dā′mē ən; ] Fr [ dȧ myan′] Father (born Joseph de Veuster) 1840 89; Belgian Roman Catholic priest & missionary to the leper colony on Molokai …   English World dictionary

  • Father Damien — For other people with similar names, see Father Damien (disambiguation) or Saint Damien. Saint Damien Saint Damien of Molokaʻi Saint Damien de Veuster was a Roman Catholic missionary who ministered to lepers on the Hawaiian island of Mol …   Wikipedia


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