In the 19th century, Father Saint Damien and Sister Saint Marianne Cope embodied the charisms of the Order of Malta by decades of their selfless service to the men, women, and children who were exiled on account of Hansen’s Disease (leprosy). Our members visit the colony on the Kalaupapa Peninsula of Moloka’i Island where Damien and Marianne and their associates worked. Unlike Lourdes, the Western Association does not take malades, but rather long-term caregivers who participate in a spiritual retreat over three days to reflect on the blessings and challenges of serving the sick.