(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.
Brother Damien ss.cc.
PS Father Leonor, who is on route, sends you his respects.
Blessings, pono and much pule!
Fr. Brian Guerrini, ss.cc.