Molokai Place Names

Molokai History [from "Place Names of Hawaii, Revised Edition", Pukui, Elbert & Mookini, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1976] 'Ilio: Point, West Molokai. Meaning" dog. 'Ilio-pi'i: Cape and Bay, Kalaupapa Peninsula, Meaning: climbing dog. 'Iloli: Three land divisions, west Molokai. Meaning: yearning. Imu-kalua-ua: "heiau", north Molokai, rain-baking oven. It is believed that raindrops were caught [...]

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Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Assumption

Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Assumption Submitted and written by Deacon Jim Krupka Mary remained on earth for several years after her Son ascended into Heaven. At the end of her natural life, she was taken, body and soul, into Heaven. The Assumption is a unique mystery to ponder since not all Christians [...]

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Molokai History: Place Names

Molokai History: [from "Place Names of Hawaii", Revised Edition, Pukui, Elbert & Mookini, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1976] Honowewe: Coastal area, east Molokai, meaning: pouring bay [of rain]. Ho'olehua: Village, land divisions & Hawaiian homestead area near the Molokai airport, said to be named for a chief, meaning: acting the expert. Huelo: Islet, 3.1 [...]

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Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: Descent of the Holy Spirit

Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: Descent of the Holy Spirit Submitted Deacon Jim Krupka At the Last Supper, Jesus promised that He would send the Spirit. He told His disciples, "The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that [I] [...]

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Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Ascension

Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Ascension Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka This final event in Jesus' earthly ministry is closely linked to the first. Our faith tells us that He descended from Heaven and became one of us through his Incarnation. As we ponder the Second Glorious Mystery, the Ascension, the Catechism describes [...]

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Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Resurrection

Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Resurrection Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Jesus did what he said he would do. He was victorious over the cross. We know it was not apparent to Jesus' disciples that this would happen even though He told them. They heard the words, but it was a mystery. The [...]

By |2022-09-11T00:31:59+00:00August 21st, 2022|Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Deacon Jim Krupka, Mysteries of the Rosary|Comments Off on Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Resurrection

Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Crowning with Thorns

Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Crowning with Thorns Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka To be crowned with thorns is not only to feel physical pain but also to suffer humiliation. The mysteries of the Scourging, Carrying of the Cross, and Crucifixion include elements of what would have been a typical Roman crucifixion. The [...]

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Molokai History: Place Names of Molokai

Molokai History: [from "Place Names of Hawaii", Revised Edition, Pukui, Elbert & Mookini, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1976] Haloku: Falls, northeast Molokai, meaning: to ripple Hamu-wai: Cliff separating Wai-lau and Pu-ko'o valleys, East Molokai, meaning: gulp water Hanalilolilo: Hill and trail in the forest area above Wai-kolu, Molokai, meaning: disappearing place (it is said [...]

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Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Crucifixion

Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Crucifixion Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka An emotional connection to the Crucifixion is not easy. As we meditate on this mystery, we need to move from our world today to the reality of the Crucifixion. That's why taking time to meditate on this fifth sorrowful mystery is important. [...]

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Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: Carrying the Cross

Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: Carrying the Cross Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka John 19:17 says Jesus carried the cross himself to Golgotha, or "Place of the Skull." The other Gospels say a man named Simon carried it for him (Luke 23:26, Mark 15:21, Matthew 27:32). "And they compelled a passer-by, Simon of Cyrene, [...]

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