Molokai History:

(from “Father Damien’s Letters”, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017)

From a letter from Father Damien to his superior, Father Modeste Favens, SS.CC. from Kaunakakai, August 17, 1874.

I am going back to Kalawao together with Father Leonor. Grand solemnity Saturday and Sunday at Kaluaaha – 38 baptisms, etc.

The band from Wailuku and their music captivated us.

If in a few days, a young man, Joseke will give you a letter from me, be good enough to give him $15 in payment for two months of work. I left with Father Andre the money that I intended giving him.

Thoroughly yours,

Brother Damien
Missionary Priest

PS Father Leonor, who is on route, sends you his respects.

Blessings, pono and much pule!

Fr. Brian Guerrini,