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Had visited here fifteen years ago. It was worth a return visit. Besides the uniquenss of the painting inside the church, it had a unique manager scene on the outside as preparation for the upocming Christmas season. Instead of being in a manager, the Holy...More
This is a welcoming church for travelers. We were in need of Catholic mass and was told about this via Sunlight on the Water... We received a lei as a welcoming gift. The choir was awesome! Gorgeous church! Beautiful grounds! And certainly peaceful! We left...More
We visited the Painted Church and it is a place of peace, yet vibrant in history and story depicted on the walls in hand painted murals. The struggle of Christianity is evident and reminds us to stop and reflect.
This church is a little off the beaten path on the way to City of Refuge. Father Velghe painted this church with pictures of lives of the saints to teach his parishioners who couldn't read or write. It is very colorful. There is a little...More
The church was moved and reassembled. Painted by a priest with no known talent but beautifully done. A hidden gem of a place to visit. There was a docent the day we were there who was very helpful with the history of the church. Currently...More
When Father John Veighe of Belgium moved his church to the slopes of Mauna Koa in 1899, fetched a bucket of house paint, and then proceeded to adorn every inch of the church's insides, his purpose was to educate the islanders about Catholicism. Today, St....More