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

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Beautiful easy drive

While exploring the island, take time to visit this quaint church. especially if you were not able to go to the National Park. I had the place to myself. It comes up kind of quick... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura Lynne T
Bloomington, Minnesota
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Forsyth, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty little church built by Saint Damien. Has a statue of Saint Damien and a small graveyard. Picturesque drive to it and it is very pretty and calming. Nice place to take pictures.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While exploring the island, take time to visit this quaint church. especially if you were not able to go to the National Park. I had the place to myself. It comes up kind of quick on the side of the road so be watching your gps.

Thank Laura Lynne T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

There's a pilgrimage to be made on Molokai. Adventurous sorts can take the mule ride down the cliff to Kaulapapa, or the more auto-inclined can travel the south shore. Like the others on Molokai this church was built by Father Damien's own hands. It's a simple church, not some grand edifice. A simple church for a simple religion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

It's worth the 11 mile drive to stand in this church build by St Damian's own hands. There is a simple beauty in the church. It was open for a visit. Outside the church is the iconic statue of the Saint.

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Stanwood, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Neat little tidbit of history in a setting away from any of the touristy crap that clutters more famous sites.

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were alone visiting this little church built by St. Damien when he was on Molokai around 1850. Seats about 20 people at the most. Sorry there are no scheduled masses here.

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

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

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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

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