Bishop Louis Maigret’s Journals, 1837-1877

Molokai History: [from Bishop Louis Maigret's Journals, 1837-1877, in the SS.CC. Archives, Honolulu] July 8, 1851 (Tuesday): Frs. Aubert, SS.CC. & Mathias, SS.CC. and Bishop Maigret, SS.CC. travel from Kumueli (Kamalo) to Kukui [western or easter Molokai?] and sleep at Filipo's. Great wave of enthusiasm for work on the church [at Kukui?]. July 9-12, 1851 [...]

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Ground Broken for Kaunakakai’s Long-Awaited Church (a continuation)

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, February 4, 2011] Ground Broken for Kaunakakai's Long-Awaited Church When complete, the church will not have ornamentation or stained glass windows, the architect said. "It will be a shell, functioning, legal, in still skeletal form, a very utilitarian building." But it will have built-in the potential for artistic enhancement [...]

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Baptisms by Damien in Pelekunu Valley 1873

Molokai History: [from Kalawao Sacramental Register, 1873-1930 in the SS.CC. Archives at St. Patrick's Monastery in Kaimuki, Honolulu, Oahu] On May 10, 1873, Father Damien, SS.CC. arrives at Kalaupapa/Kalawao Leper Settlement with Bishop Louis Maigret, SS.CC. On May 19, just 9 days after he arrived, Father Damien baptized 10 people in the Pelekunu Valley to [...]

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Bishop Louis Maigret, SS.CC.’s Journals, 1837-1877

Molokai History: [from translation of Bishop Louis Maigret, SS.CC.'s Journals, 1837-1877, in SS.CC. Fathers & Brothers Archives in Honolulu] July 4, 1851 (Friday): Frs. L. Marie, SS.CC. & Matthias, SS.CC. and Bishop Maigret, SS.CC. return to Kumueli [Kamalo] from Halawa. July 5, 1851 (Saturday): At Kumueli [Kamalo], preparations for tomorrow. People come in for the [...]

By |2022-06-20T07:44:21+00:00May 10th, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on Bishop Louis Maigret, SS.CC.’s Journals, 1837-1877

A Brief Peek from Bishop Louis Maigret’s Journals

Molokai History: [from an English translation of Bishop Louis Maigret's Journals, 1837-1877, SS.CC. Archives, St. Patrick's Monastery, Honolulu] June 30, 1851, 12 noon, Monday: Vicar Apostolic (Bishop) Maigret, SS.CC., along with SS.CC. Fathers Joachim, Aubert & J.M., 2 youngsters and Severino, A lay man, arrive in Severino's launch to Kumueli (Kamalo), Molokai at 4pm from [...]

By |2022-05-11T08:37:23+00:00May 3rd, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on A Brief Peek from Bishop Louis Maigret’s Journals

Ground Broken for Kaunakakai’s Long-Awaited Church

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, February 4, 2011] "Ground Broken for Kaunakakai's Long-Awaited Church" At 9:29am, the old church bell tolled and Stephen Petro, chairman of the parish building committee, introduced the formalities and Bishop Larry Silva. "It is a joy and a privilege to be here with you," said the bishop who had [...]

By |2022-04-26T23:53:23+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on Ground Broken for Kaunakakai’s Long-Awaited Church

Ground Breaking for the New St. Damien Church in Molokai

Molokai History: [from the Hawaii Catholic Herald, February 4, 2011] Ground Broken for Kaunakakai's long-awaited church About 300 people gathered beneath a cloudless blue sky at the grass-covered empty lot at 115 Ala Malama Street in Kaunakakai to watch a long-held dream emerge into reality. The Molokai parish of St. Damien officially broke ground for [...]

By |2022-04-16T07:36:21+00:00April 16th, 2022|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History, St. Damien|Comments Off on Ground Breaking for the New St. Damien Church in Molokai

A New Catholic Church for Molokai

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, December 23, 2011] "A Welcoming Church for a Friendly Isle" Sister Isabel Rabbon, a Maryknoll sister who worked as a pastoral associate at the old St. Sophia Parish under several pastors from 1979 to 1990, said the new church was "a dream come true." The church's sound qualities impressed [...]

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The Blessing of the New St. Damien Church, Kaunakakai, Molokai

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, December 23, 2011] "A Welcoming Church for a Friendly Isle" A new day for the parish "It's beautiful," Bishop Silva said earlier that day after Father Guerreiro had given him a tour of the new church, the first he [the Bishop] has ever blessed. "I like it very much. [...]

By |2022-03-21T08:38:28+00:00March 19th, 2022|Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History|Comments Off on The Blessing of the New St. Damien Church, Kaunakakai, Molokai

The Dedication of the new St. Damien church in Kaunakakai by Bishop Silva

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, December 23, 2011] A Welcoming Church for a Friendly Isle [At the dedication of the new St. Damien church in Kaunakakai by Bishop Silva] Following the homily, Father Guerreiro crouched under the altar to insert the altar stone through a trap door that opened under the top. Imbedded in [...]

By |2022-03-13T08:41:10+00:00March 13th, 2022|Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai church history, Molokai History, St. Damien, St. Damien of Molokai|Comments Off on The Dedication of the new St. Damien church in Kaunakakai by Bishop Silva
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