Religion: Protestant Damien

As a rule, Protestants forget their saints, but last week Protestants in Manhattan honored Mary Reed, a gently indomitable old lady in India who is the greatest living apostle to the lepers. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of her heading Chandag Leprosarium in the Himalaya foothills.

In 1885, during her first year in India, Missionary Reed chanced to visit a hill-country colony of 500 lepers and became interested in their plight. In 1891, on her first furlough home to the U.S., she learned she had become a leper herself. Without telling her friends, she returned to India, started work among the...

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