Message of the Day –A Statue

Another statue from the U.S. Capitol showing the religious nature of the American experience, this one was placed there by the State of Hawaii.

It’s of “Father Damien (1840-1889), a Belgian priest who spent 16 years at the Molokai colony taking care of lepers and became a victim of leprosy himself (statue given by Hawaii),” according to Historic Medical Sites in the Washington, DC Area.

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