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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
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.
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
I read a bit of the history of this church in "Tales of the Night Rainbow" and how the Native Hawaiians built this church for Father Damien so he would have a place for his God. (BTW, I recommend this book for Native history of...More