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St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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Kamalo Wharf St, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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Historical church that is open to the public

This church was established by Fr. Damien who also carved the flowers above the windows. The church... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
jeffcarnett
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Hong Kong, China
A place of awe !! Great respect for Father Damien and his team !!

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

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Janet H
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Kamalo Wharf St, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

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

Thank Janet H
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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

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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.

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Reviewed July 7, 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.

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Reviewed July 4, 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

1  Thank Tupelo010835
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

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

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Reviewed March 23, 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
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Reviewed March 20, 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.

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Reviewed March 13, 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
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