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St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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Address: Kamalo Wharf St, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748

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Beautiful, Serene

Wonderful place to experience some of the history of Molokai. We just happened upon this place, and found it a sweet respite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2016
Portland, Oregon
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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I stopped by this church while on an island tour in May 2016. This is one of the Father Damian churches on Molokai. This small beautiful church is worth visiting. Our native tour guide sang to us in this church, which was incredibly moving.

Thank Taryn O
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of three churches built by Father (now Saint) Damien. Tastefully and respectfully restored. You can feel his presence there.

Thank ElTigre W
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This church is so cute and lovely. I was moved seeing it and reading the information about Fr. Damien and his calling to help the sick. There's a sign in sheet and a drop box where we made a donation. What a special man he was and the sacrifice he made to help those who were so in need. Also... More 

Thank S H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It is on the main road toward east end of Island...def worth a quick stop to read about the work that was done by fr. Damian

Thank SFR15
Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

The importance of this church is vital you spend a little time to visit it - you will probably be the only one there - so go on in, open the door and learn the history of this small church. Don't forget to close the door after. It's worth ding up on the history of this church, very moving and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Small church. Not much to see. Stop 5 minutes to take a picture and go to see others attractions in the island. It is a historic place.

Thank BragaA
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Wonderful place to experience some of the history of Molokai. We just happened upon this place, and found it a sweet respite.

Thank rcurtis948
Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

A beautiful church in a lovely area. The door is unlocked and you can just walk in, sit down and soak in the serenity. There's no guide or tour, but it's not necessary at all.

Thank Beth0744
Easton. MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Stop by say a prayer and sign the guest book. Enjoy the 19 th century idea of a beautiful holy place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Right off the highway, can't miss it, it's a charming little building. There isn't a lot to see but it's a good place to stop if you're driving by.

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