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Quaint Catholic Church

Beautiful and quaint Catholic Church just off the main road. Also has a cemetery and the area has a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Erlinda C
Long Beach, California
A quaint church commissioned by Father Damien

This small church was one of many places where Father Damien walked on Molokai. He ensured that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kamalo Wharf St, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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All reviews father damien worth a stop nice stop open to the public worth the mile drive self guided off the highway fr history unlocked island structure information memorial flowers
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful and quaint Catholic Church just off the main road. Also has a cemetery and the area has a lot of Molokai history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Erlinda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small church was one of many places where Father Damien walked on Molokai. He ensured that this church was made available to the local people as a comfort to those left behind when separated from their family members with Hansen’s disease.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

on Molokai there is not too much to see, therefore this little church is a place for nice photos, also the surroundings are worth a photo

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wode47
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Right off the highway and very easy to walk around and see the church - which is open for self guided tours. There are a few memorials there to read about. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

The second oldest church on the island, St. Joseph's Catholic Church was built by Father Damien back in 1876. No services are held here but you can go inside and look about and feel the history ooze into your pores. Beautiful Church to be sure.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank busconi
Reviewed June 26, 2018

St. Joseph's Church was built by Father Damien and is a well preserved structure. A beautiful interior and welcoming grounds also contains a statue of the Father. A nice, quiet stop on our tour.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dona421
Reviewed May 19, 2018

This church was established by Fr. Damien who also carved the flowers above the windows. The church is open for self guided tours and I encourage you to sign the guestbook and leave an offering.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Well worth visiting all the churches of Molokai ( there are many ) something special about this one !

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Janet H
Reviewed October 29, 2017

St. Joseph's Catholic Church is a beautifully preserved building that was originally built by Father Damien. For most it would not be worth the 10+ mile drive one way but if you were on our way to Halawa it is literally right on the road...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank KeithK906
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

A small church in a beautiful location. The inside is really special and the history and information is pretty cool. We walked through the cemetery and viewed all the old tombstones and paid our respects. Nice stop for about 30 minutes.

Date of experience: September 2017
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