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St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Kamalo Wharf St, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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Well Kept Piece of History

St. Joseph's Catholic Church is a beautifully preserved building that was originally built by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice spot to visit

A small church in a beautiful location. The inside is really special and the history and... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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Kamalo Wharf St, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank KeithK906
Reviewed 5 September 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.

Thank 808HawaiiFamily
Reviewed 7 July 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.

Thank anacotton27
Reviewed 4 July 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

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 9 June 2017

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

Thank Rockymom77
Reviewed 23 March 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
Reviewed 20 March 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.

Thank pkrissel
Reviewed 13 March 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
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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

1  Thank Jilara
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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.

Thank MTMama75
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