Pilgrimage and Exile: Mother Marianne of Molokai (Google eBook)

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University of Hawaii Press, 1980 - Biography & Autobiography - 427 pages
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This is a biography of Mother Marianne of Molokai and the foundation and growth of the Franciscan mission in the Hawaiian islands, especially Molokai, it is also the narration of Hawaii's attempt to stop the spread of leprosy and a description of the inadequate medical treatment then available.
  

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Contents

BEGINNINGS
1
THE NARROW PATH
16
AN IRRESISTIBLE FORCE
45
THE JOURNEY
84
RESPITE
98
THE BRANCH HOSPITAL AT KAKAAKO
110
WORKING FOR GOD
129
TRIALS
145
ADVANCE ON THE ROAD TO PERFECTION
245
A PICTURE OF THE NOTHINGNESS OF THIS WORLD
260
So ISOLATED A PLACE
268
My YOKE Is SWEET AND MY BURDEN LIGHT
298
BEAUTY SPRINGING FROM THE BREAST OF PAIN
321
THE SWEET AND BLESSED YEARS
330
DARK DAYS
361
DEEP HUMILITY AND SWEET GENTLE PATIENCE
374

RESOLUTION
165
THE SACRIFICE
187
CHANGES
211
THIS PURE AND EXALTED FRIENDSHIP
228
SISTER DEATH
397
BIBLIOGRAPHY
413
INDEX
419
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Page v - This is how God inspired me, Brother Francis, to embark upon a life of penance. When I was in sin, the sight of lepers nauseated me beyond measure; but then God himself led me into their company, and I had pity on them. When I had once become acquainted with them, what had previously nauseated me became a source of spiritual and physical consolation for me. After that I did not wait long before leaving the world.
Page v - I am not afraid of any disease, hence it would be my greatest delight even to minister to the abandoned "lepers." . . . Waking and sleeping, I am on the Islands. Do not laugh at me, for being so wholly absorbed in that one wish, one thought, to be a worker in that large field — —Letter of Mother Marianne CONTENTS PREFACE ix FOREWORD x ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xii I.

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