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Barbara J. Menard attended the powerful portrayal by Robert Smyth of “Damien” at Lamb’s Players Theater on April 14th.  This gripping drama recounts the life of St. Damien De Veuster who devoted his life to serving the leper community at the Kalaupapa Settlement on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.  The settlement is now a National Historic Landmark and part of the Kalaupapa National Historical Park.  Fr. Damien worked for sixteen years caring for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of those in the leper colony.  He eventually contracted and died of the disease in 1889.   He was the tenth person recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church to have lived, worked, and/or died in what is now the United States. The Menard Family Foundation has supported Lamb’s Players Theater for a number of years.  They are committed to “telling good stories well.”

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