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Kalaupapa Pilgrimage, Spring Break 2017

During spring break, eight students from Chaminade University flew to Kalaupapa, Molokai to walk in the footsteps of Father Damien de Veuster, SS. CC. and Mother Marianne Cope and see the world through their eyes. Father Damien, known as “the apostle of the lepers,” and Mother Marianne, known as the “mother of outcasts, ” were canonized for their work with patients suffering from Hansen’s disease (also known as leprosy). Campus Ministry Director Daniel O’Regan noted the powerful impact that this pilgrimage had on students’ spiritual growth. “It’s a way to connect with the earth and God, and be inspired by the history and people living in Kalaupapa, as well as allow the natural beauty of the island to speak to us of the grandeur of God’s goodness,” he said.