Item# 1563647141
108 min. Color

This drama is the story of Fr. Damien, who in 1872 went to the island of Molokai, where lepers had been exiled to live in miserable surroundings. Damien earned the trust of of the lepers, and his appeals for help resonated throughout the world. Even after Damien himself contracted leprosy he carried on working for his "fellow lepers" to the end. Stars David Wenham, Derek Jacobi, Peter O'Toole, Sam Neill, Leo McKern and more.

May we suggest this book about Fr. Damien, Molokai: The Story of Father Damien, by Hilde Eynikel.

May we also suggest these films about other holy men:
  • Saint Anthony
  • St. Gerard Majella
  • Don Bosco, starring Ben Gazzarra and St. John Bosco - Mission to Love
  • St. John of the Cross, with Leonardo Defilippis.
  • Reluctant Saint (Francis of Assisi)
  • A Man for All Seasons, about St. Thomas More, starring Paul Scofield.
  • St. Patrick
  • Padre Pio - Night of the Prophet
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