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“Fr Damien's Grave”

Father Damien's Crypt
Ranked #13 of 53 things to do in Leuven
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Los Gatos, California
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Fr Damien's Grave”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The chapel where Fr. Damien is laid to rest is a lovely little room which is very available for those who would like to come, pay their respects to this holy man and enjoy some time in quiet prayer.

Visited October 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“A remarkable man”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

To tomb of Father Damien is a must. It is really inspiring to briefly see what this man dedicated himself to. The tomb in the basement is just that, a tomb, though simply and beautifully designed you really get strong feeling of what he achieved. The children were in awe of what he undertook and how he dedicated himself to the cause through the various photographic exhibitions which record his calling.
This is really worth a visit to reflect on what is important and not dwell on the details.

Visited August 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Pater Damiaan”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

If you are really devoted I guess visiting "Pater Damiaan's" crypt might be interesting. However he was not born in Leuven, neither did he die or lived in the city. I don't think that Damiaan himself likes the fact that people are visting his final resting spot. I am pretty sure he wanted to be buried with his people but his last wish was not respected.

Visited July 2013
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