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.