Father Damien Hawaiʻi's Saint: An Illustrated Story of His Life
Rene Berthier and Marie-Helene Sigaut
Translated into English by Bess Press (originally published in French)
Softcover, 32 pp.
Father Damien: Hawaiʻi's Saint is a graphic biography chronicling the life and world-famous story of Josef de Vuester, better known as Father Damien of Molokai. This colorfully illustrated story details his childhood and his eventual journey to Molokai, Hawaii.
On October 11, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI officially canonized Damien into sainthood. Today, Saint Damien's selfless service and dedication to the patients suffering from Hansen's Disease is an inspirational story to people of all ages. The book's cover art was taken from the late artist Peggy Chun's Father Damien mural, which now hangs in the Vatican's Museum of Contemporary Art.