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St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Kamalo Wharf St, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Kaunakakai
Type: Religious Sites
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Onancock, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited this church as part of a one-day tour of Moloka'i. We were dissappointed to find out that we could not visit the actual leper colony (since a few people still live there -- we did not know that), but seeing the rest of this island, especially this church helped us learn that Fr. Damien did much more on Moloka'i... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Cute little church that gives details on Father Damian and his exploits. Leave a donation open to the public and not locked. Makes a nice stop on your island drive.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The church is only small but is beautiful and welcoming. They leave it unlocked so you can enjoy the interior and reading matter there. A statue of Father Damien is located beside the church. Leave a donation.

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Newport Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This church has recently been totally rebuilt do to a fire a few years ago. It is very beautiful inside.

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Anchorage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

A very attractive, very small Catholic Church located on the side of the road. You need to stop to see it and read about it.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

There is an elegance in small simple churches. This is a prime example. When you travel east, it's worth a brief stop (the church is unlocked). It's a very simple Catholic church. There's room for several cars to park safely.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The church is open (they just keep the doors shut, so pull open the doors to see the quaint little church). There is a historical marker. The grave yard is still in use (sad to see a family there celebrating a special day for the young son they lost). And even a veteran's statue remembering a Union veteran from the... More

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parisf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is one of the churches that Father St. Damien built on topside Molokai. It is located on a quiet location after Mile Marker #10 or so, around 11 miles east of Kaunakakai. It is well-kept and has a statue of St. Damien draped with a few leis. You may visit the inside of the church as well as the... More

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Waialua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a tiny church built by Father Damien. It is one of the oldest structures on Molokai! We went by on a Saturday and were excited to see that it was open. There is not a whole lot to see, but it is definitely worth a stop. A little further down the road is Our Lady of Seven Sorrows,... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The church is well maintained. We didn't see the inside but it was cool to stop and take some pictures of the outside.

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