Molokai Catholic History

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, May 20, 1966] In 1963, a small catechetical center was built by Father John Van Gils on the right side of St. Sophia's church. He also found it necessary to enlarge the church in 1965. According to Father John, the parish of St. Sophia and its missions of Our [...]

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 the “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 his superior, Father Modeste Favens ss.cc., from Kalawao, December 28, 1874: Dear Reverend Father, I spent $8.25 for a trip and a small room at Kaluaaha. In Kaluaaha I spent $100 for the [...]

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Excerpts from the “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 his superior, Father Modeste Favens, ss.cc., from Kalawao, September 1, 1874: Dear Reverend Father Will you be so kind as to send each article necessary to celebrate the Holy Mass -- enclosed [...]

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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 in the Hawaiian Islands”

Molokai History: (taken from "History of the Catholic Mission in the Hawaiian Islands" by Father Reginald Yzendoorn, SS.CC., Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd., Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, 1927) (continued from July 13th) Father Damien continues the following description of the leper settlement at the time of his arrival, dated March, 1886: In previous years, having nothing but [...]

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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 the “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) (taken from a letter from Fr. Damien to his Superior, Fr. Modeste Favens, ss.cc., from Kaluaaha, April 19, 1874) (continued from June 26th) We have just received your letter of the 8th of this month, addressed to Father Andre in [...]

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Excerpts from the “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) (taken from a letter from Fr. Damien to his Superior, Fr. Moseste Favens, ss.cc., from Kalawao, March 16, 1874) (continued from June24th) Good Father Andre came here to visit me. I showed him the plan for his church in Kaluaaha, [...]

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Excerpts from the “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) Letter dated August, 1873 from Fr. Damien at Kalawao to his Superior General: (continued from June 20th) Beyond the leprosarium, I have to visit the whole island, which in length is two days travel. There is neither chapel nor [...]

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