1840 - Born on the 3rd of January in Tremeloo, Belgium.
1858 - Joined the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary and taking Damien as his name in religion.
1863 - He went out as a missionary to the Pacific Islands.
1864 - Reached Honolulu in March, and was ordained priest in Whitsuntide.
1873-1889 - Cared for lepers on island of Molokai.
1885 - He stricken with leprosy.
1889 - He died of leprosy on the 15th of April in Island of Molokai, Hawaii.
1995 - Beatified by Pope John Paul II, having a feast day of May 10th.
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