Saturday, May 22, 2010

Movie Review-Molokai: The Story of Father Damien

If you haven't heard about America's most recent Saint, Father Damien, go rent the movie "Molokai". (This movie is even available as an instant download from Netflix). Saint Damien was a 19th Century Belgian missionary who ministered to a remote colony of lepers in Hawaii. The cast is filled with big names, including Peter O'Toole. I found this movie to really make me reflect profoundly on the nature of the priesthood. I left with a new appreciation for the Sacrament of the Sick, and the tender love the Church has for those souls who are in mortal peril.