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Monday, 7 April 2014

Predominant Fault Posts

Use the tags and labels to read the posts on one's predominant fault, if you have not done so already.

Hard stuff, but necessary for the road to perfection.

There are 45 posts dealing with that topic directly.

And, speaking of saints, you may enjoy a short post from my old blog, just to prove I blogged long ago and far away in another land.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

On Father Damien of Molokai

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The recent announcement that Father Damien of Molokai will be canonized in the near 
future fills me with great joy. Father Damien (Joseph de Veuster) is one of my favourite 
saints, and his recognition for a holy life by the Universal Church is an event I shall 
welcome with happiness. 

If any of you have not watched Aldyth Morris' Damien with Terence Knapp, I highly 
recommend you do so. The one-man play is powerful and dramatically intriguing. It won 
the George Peabody, Ohio State, and Christopher awards for the author and director. In 
addition to those, the play won the PBS Honorable Mention for Drama and the National 
Association of Educational Broadcasters Award for Art Directing. Ms. Morris died in 1997. 
She also wrote similar dramatic interpretations, including one on Robert Louis Stevenson 
and one on Captain James Cook

This is not the same as the movie called Molokai, which is fine and features an amazing 
cast, but not as moving and spiritually profound as Morris' one-man play. However, it is a 
good introduction.

This portrait of the saint reveals an understanding of the overlap of personality and grace. 
I have set a prayer before Father Damien, and ask that you join me in this "special intention", 
which is such a Catholic thing to do.
Posted by Supertradmom at 8:37 PM