When Heroes Become Saints: Saint Damien de Veuster of Molokai (Download)
This lesson tells the story of St. Damien de Veuster of Molokai, a heroic priest who volunteered to serve the lepers on the desolate peninsula of Molokai in Hawaii. St. Damien showed his flock that even though they suffered from a debilitating disease they deserved to be treated with dignity and respect and honored as adopted sons and daughters of God. This lesson challenges students to think about the outcasts whom they encounter in their own lives—a teased fellow student, a lonely relative, an argumentative sibling—and how they can follow the example of St. Damien by reaching out to them.
When Heroes Become Saints: Saint Damien de Veuster of Molokai is a fantastic lesson for parents and teachers who want to inspire their students to become saints.
Use this lesson to supplement a history or religion course. Recommended for 5th grade and up.
Purchase of this 17-page digital download includes
- Overview of St. Damien’s life
- Lecture notes about St. Damien’s work among the lepers
- Bonus crossword puzzle
Permission to use this lesson is granted to the immediate family or classroom of the original purchaser. Schools with more than one classroom using this lesson should purchase additional copies. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Ciancio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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