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Saints of Molokai Maryanne Raphael

Saints of Molokai

Published November 4th 2009
ISBN : 9781449575267
Paperback
130 pages
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 About the Book 

Saints of Molokai is the true story of brave men and women, victims of Leprosy (now called Hansens Disease) who managed to survive isolation, being deprived of regular food, water, shelter and medicine even though many were deathly ill. The bookMoreSaints of Molokai is the true story of brave men and women, victims of Leprosy (now called Hansens Disease) who managed to survive isolation, being deprived of regular food, water, shelter and medicine even though many were deathly ill. The book tells of the tragic disease that attacked the beautiful Islands of Hawaii tearing families apart and destroying lives. Of the courageous men and women who sacrificed their lives going to care for their beloved one suffering with the disease. The book describes Father Damien who cared for the patients like his own children and died of the disease, Mother Marianne and her Sisters who cared for them until her own death in the settlement and it ends when the laws of segregation are over and the exiles have to decide whether to stay in Kalaupapa or return to the world from which they came.