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"...I wish to guard you against having too high an estimate of the work here. 

Work performed with a good intention, to accomplish the Will of Almighty God, for His glory,

is the same in one place as another.  One's Molokai can be anywhere."

-Quote from 1889 letter by Joseph Dutton.

Samaritans of Molokai

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Servant of God Joseph Dutton, Layman of Molokai


Saint Marianne Cope of Molokai

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Saint Damien DeVeuster of Molokai

Joseph Dutton is most famous for his volunteer efforts on the island of Molokai (Hawaii) caring for people with Hansen’s disease for nearly 44 years

A devout Catholic, Joseph Dutton left all to serve the people in Molokai after hearing about Saint Damien’s work there.

The communion of saints are held up as models for imitation

and as intercessors for all the faithful.

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