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, [...]

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

Molokai History: (taken from "Father Damien's Letters", Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017) From a letter from Father Damien to Father Marcellin Bousquet, ss.cc., Superior General of the Sacred Hearts, from Molokai Hospital, December 17, 1874: Father Andre has spent 4 months in the leper colony while I was building him a chapel [...]

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

Molokai History: (taken from "Father Damien's Letters", by Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, Rome, 2017) From a letter from Fr. Damien to his superior, Fr. Modeste Favens, ss.cc., from Kaluaaha, June 14, 1874. Our work in Kaluaaha is advancing; in two weeks, there won't be many nails left to pound into place. Then comes the [...]

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Excerpts from the “Father Damien’s Letters”, published by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, Rome, 2017)

Molokai History: (from "Father Damien's Letters", published by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, Rome, 2017) From a letter from Fr. Damien to his superior, Fr. Modeste Favens, ss.cc., April 19, 1874 from Kaluaaha: Father Andre will take charge of the leprosarium while I work in his district. I hope that the boat will continue [...]

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Excerpts from the “History of the Catholic Mission to Hawaii” by Fr. Reginald Yzendoorn, SS.CC.

Molokai History: (from "History of the Catholic Mission to Hawaii" by Fr. Reginald Yzendoorn, SS.CC., Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd., Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, 1927) Father Damien gives the following description of the settlement at the time of his arrival, in an official report which he addressed to the President of the Board of Health in March, [...]

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Excerpts from Pioneers of the Faith: History of the Catholic Mission in Hawaii (1827-1940

Molokai History: (from "Pioneers of the Faith: History of the Catholic Mission in Hawaii (1827-1940)" by Robert Schoofs, SS.CC., Sturgis Printing Company, Inc., Honolulu, HI, 1978) (continued from May 18th) Also in Kaunakakai Father Thomas accommodated with the occasional celebration of Holy Mass the score of Catholics of this then tiny and unimportant village. Pukoo [...]

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Excerpts from Pioneers of the Faith: History of the Catholic Mission in Hawaii (1827-1940)

Molokai History: (from "Pioneers of the Faith: History of the Catholic Mission in Hawaii (1827-1940)" by Robert Schoofs, SS.CC., Sturgis Printing Company, Inc., Honolulu, HI, 1978) (continued from May 17th) At Kaunakakai, Father Thomas offered Mass in the home of one of the few local Catholics, for lack of a chapel. In every one of [...]

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Excerpts from “Pioneers of the Faith: History of the Catholic Mission in Hawaii (1827-1940)

Molokai History: (excerpts from "Pioneers of the Faith: History of the Catholic Mission in Hawaii (1827-1940)" by Robert Schoofs, SS.CC., Sturgis Printing Company, Inc., Honolulu, HI, 1978) (continued from May 14) After Father Damien had completed the churches on topside Molokai with the help of a few dedicated Hawaiians, among whom was a certain Andrew [...]

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Stories of the Pioneers of the Faith: History of the Catholic Mission in Hawaii (1827-1940)

Molokai History: (from "Pioneers of the Faith: History of the Catholic Mission in Hawaii (1827-1940)" by Robert Schoofs, SS.CC., Sturgis Printing Company, Inc., Honolulu, HI, 1978) (continued from May 13) The fact that Father Burgermann was appointed to top-side Molokai did not completely end Father Damien's ministry on leeward Molokai. Father Burgermann was a sickly [...]

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Pioneers of the Faith: History of the Catholic Mission in Hawaii (1827-1940)

Molokai History: (from "Pioneers of the Faith: History of the Catholic Mission in Hawaii (1827-1940)" by Robert Schoofs, SS.CC., Sturgis Printing Company, Inc., Honolulu, HI, 1978) (continued from May 12th) Father Damien was, of course, very glad to have this little place of worship [St. Philomena's in Kalawao], which filled his needs for the time [...]

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