Joseph Kiyonaga, son of Mary Waki Kiyonaga Swerts

Molokai History: [from the Internet and church records] Mary Waki Kiyonaga Swerts is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Kamalo. She died April 28, 1990. She had two sisters who were Sisters of Charity, Virginia and Julia. Her son, Joseph Yoshio Kiyonaga, who was raised in Kamalo, served with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in [...]

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Molokai History: Sacred Hearts Visits Preceding Fr. Damien

Molokai History: [from Bishop Louis Maigret's Journals, 1837-1877, Archives of the Sacred Hearts Fathers, Honolulu] June 30, 1851: "Left around noon for Molokai - Frs. Joachim, Aubert, J.M., the 2 youngsters & I - very turbulent sea - Severino accompanies us on his launch - we arrive at Kumueli (Kamalo) at about 4pm" July 1, [...]

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St. Theresa Catholic Church History, Kualapuu, Molokai

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, March 16, 1990] As the plantations [on Molokai] phased out their Molokai operations and families moved away, the membership of St. Theresa Church decreased and staffing presented problems. Finally, in February of 1990, the parishioners, after much deliberation and prayer, agreed to close St. Theresa. They would join the [...]

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St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kualapuu: Molokai History

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, March 16, 1990] In the transitional years of 1986-88 while the two Molokai parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Sophia were being united, diocesan priests Father Alfred Rebuldela and Father Robert Schwarzhaupt administered the parish. They were followed by Father Victor Lanuevo and Father Marc R. Alexander. St. Theresa [...]

By |2021-09-11T22:46:21+00:00September 11th, 2021|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History, St. Theresa Church in Kualapuu|Comments Off on St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kualapuu: Molokai History

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

Molokai History: [From "Father Damien's Letters", Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, SS.CC., Rome, 2017] From a letter from Fr. Damien to Father Modeste Favens, SS.CC., Kalawao, April 3, 1879: My Reverend Father, Not having a penny of revenue and having paid what was due for the "kuleana" of Halawa [land purchased for St. Ann's chapel [...]

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

Molokai History: (From "Father Damien's Letters", Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017) From a letter from Father Damien to Mr. Rudolph W. Meyer from Kalawao, March 20, 1877: Dear Sir, Father Andre wishes me to go up today to your place and help you survey the Kaunakakai and Halava church lots. Trusting to [...]

By |2020-11-17T23:32:26+00:00November 17th, 2020|Damien Church Blog 1, St. Damien, St. Damien of Molokai|Comments Off on Excerpt from the “Father Damien’s Letters”, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017

33rd week of Ordinary Time

Peace be with you!   As we begin this 33rd week of Ordinary Time in our church year, we look forward to proclaiming Jesus Christ as our king next weekend and proclaiming the servant leader that Jesus promoted. Kingship has responsibilities, the main one being to serve the people. If we proclaim Jesus as our [...]

By |2020-11-17T23:26:11+00:00November 14th, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Fr. Brian|Comments Off on 33rd week of Ordinary Time

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

Molokai History: (From "Father Damien's Letters", Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017) From a letter from Father Damien to Father Gabriel Germain ss.cc., procurator of the Congregation, from Kalawao, March 1876: The gifts received last year for the leprosarium have been used in great part to cover the costs of a beautiful chapel, [...]

By |2020-11-01T23:06:05+00:00November 1st, 2020|Damien Church Blog 1, Leprosy in Hawaii, Molokai History, Native Hawaiian History, St. Damien, St. Damien of Molokai, Stories of Kalaupapa|Comments Off on Excerpts from the “Father Damien’s Letters”, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017

32nd week in Ordinary Time

Aloha nui to all as we enter the 32nd week in Ordinary Time and fast approach the season of Advent and the coming of the Lord at Christmas! It is always good to be prepared, to be ready for something. Most teachers will tell you that they spend most of their time preparing to teach [...]

By |2020-11-01T23:01:57+00:00November 1st, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, celebrating the mass, Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Fr. Brian|Comments Off on 32nd week in Ordinary Time
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