Molokai: The Story Of Father Damien
“Molokai” tells the touching story of Father Damien, who went to the island of Molokai to minister to the lepers who were exiled there.
In the 1800s, as in earlier times, those who were inflicted with leprosy were outcasts and sent to a place to die alone, without help of any kind. It didn’t matter who a person was — they were sent away from their families to be condemned forever. This practice of condemnation was evident on Molokai, an island of Hawaii.Father Damien volunteered to go to the Island of Molokai to minister to the ill, but what he found there was appalling. Father Damien did not receive any of the financial or other types of aid he was promised for his ministry. He was tested time and time again but still kept helping the lepers of Molokai. He was not allowed to go to confession, was ordered to stay on the island, and eventually contracted the devastating disease. His story is one of conviction, faith and selfless devotion to God and the people. We award this dramatic film the Dove Faith Based Seal. Although it includes some concerning content, it tells a moving story of faith and commitment.