Father Damien Statue

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The bronze statue by Marisol Escobar stands at the center of the main entrance of the Hawaii State Capitol Building. Joseph de Veuster is celebrated as the selfless Belgian Catholic priest who is most noted for providing care to many who suffered from Hansen's disease and banished to the remote Kalaupapa along the north shore of the island of Molokai. Father Damien gave selflessly and eventually became a victim of the disease from which his congregation suffered. He was canonized as a saint on October 9, 2011 during a mass at the Vatican and remains Hawaii's only saint. - Lottie Tagupa

Location:  415 South Beretania Street