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St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Kamalo Wharf St, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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We stop on our way to exploring the east side of the island, we love to take pictures of all... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Historical Excellence

Not a lot to see or do here other than to soak in the history that the building seems to exude. On... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Denton, TX
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Kamalo Wharf St, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We stop on our way to exploring the east side of the island, we love to take pictures of all history places just like this one. Take your time to stop,explore and enjoy.

Thank anacotton27
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Not a lot to see or do here other than to soak in the history that the building seems to exude. On top of that, it's just a really cute little church on a picturesque piece of land. Highly Recommended

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We stopped here several times while touring around the island. There is so much history here. If only the walls could talk!

Thank Rockymom77
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This beautiful little church was the second church built by Father (St) Damien and is in its authentic state. Statue of Father Damien in the garden. Rectory next door. When canonized, his relic was brought here for a special Mass attended by one of the...More

1  Thank travelfortherapy
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It is all about father Damien. His personal sacrifice is told in stories as he slowly shows the effects of Hansen's disease on his body. It aged him quickly and ultimately killed him.

Thank pkrissel
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Lots of history in this little church. Make sure to stop and do some reading, and feel some of the residual spirit. I wish there were still masses held there.

1  Thank Roy J
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I read a bit of the history of this church in "Tales of the Night Rainbow" and how the Native Hawaiians built this church for Father Damien so he would have a place for his God. (BTW, I recommend this book for Native history of...More

1  Thank Jilara
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Pretty little church built by Saint Damien. Has a statue of Saint Damien and a small graveyard. Picturesque drive to it and it is very pretty and calming. Nice place to take pictures.

Thank MTMama75
Reviewed 2 February 2017

While exploring the island, take time to visit this quaint church. especially if you were not able to go to the National Park. I had the place to myself. It comes up kind of quick on the side of the road so be watching your...More

Thank Laura Lynne T
Reviewed 26 September 2016

There's a pilgrimage to be made on Molokai. Adventurous sorts can take the mule ride down the cliff to Kaulapapa, or the more auto-inclined can travel the south shore. Like the others on Molokai this church was built by Father Damien's own hands. It's a...More

2  Thank KulaBob
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