Year of Damien


~ 150 years of his arrival to Honolulu, on March 19, 1864
~ 150th anniversary of his priestly ordination, on May 21, 1864
~ 5 years of his canonization in Rome, on October 11,2009
However those anniversaries are not why we are proposing 2014 to the Congregation as a “Damien year”.  The reason that Damien is part of the General Government’s plan of animation is the statement of our last General Chapter, “Our brothers, Damien, the twentieth century martyrs and Eustaquio are an inspiration for our mission.”  (Mission 20) Last year (2013) we focused on the martyrs of the twentieth century.  In 2015 we will look at Eustaquio.  During this year that has just begun, let us find our inspiration in Damien.

2014 St. Damien