Could Stowe, VT native be named saint?
WCAX Feb 9, 2019 (excerpt)
…The bishop of Hawaii wants to see if one of Saint Damien's helpers can get the same recognition. The bishop wrote to church leaders in Rome-, asking them to consider opening the cause for sainthood for Joseph Dutton.
Dutton was born on the land where the Blessed Sacrament Church in Stowe now stands.
"He had become an alcoholic. He was a carouser," Msgr. Routhier said.
Dutton had a conversion after serving in the Civil War. He became Catholic.
"He was just an ordinary person who really found the mercy and love of God, and therefore wanted to return that love," Msgr. Routhier said.
Dutton heard about Father Damien's work in Hawaii and joined him, helping the sick in the leper colony for 45 years….
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