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 “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) (continued from June 23rd) Father Henri-Michel (Andre) Burgerman, ss.cc., (1829-1907) was assigned to be the priest for the whole of topside Moloka'i, but substituted for Damien at the Kalaupapa settlement while Damien went up the "pali" to build a church [...]

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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 November 25, 1873 from Fr. Damien at Kalawao to his brother, Fr. Pamphile, ss.cc.: (continued from June 22nd) A few months ago, the minister of the Interior forbad me from putting a foot outside the asylum where we [...]

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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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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) Letter dated July 28, 1873 from Fr. Damien at Kalawao to Bishop Maigret: I have not yet had the time to go out from the leprosarium. The weekly visit of all the sick takes 4 or 5 days morning to [...]

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

Molokai/Father Damien History: (taken from "Father Damien's Letters", Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017) Letter dated May 27, 1873 from Fr. Damien at Kalawao to his Superior: I hope that in eight days I can go back to running after the lost sheep of Molokai. On Friday, I went to Pelekunu where I [...]

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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) Letter dated May 20, 1873 from Fr. Damien at Kalawao to his Superior: According to what I have been told, in one of the valleys, some miles from here by sea, there is a great number of Christians. The area [...]

By |2020-06-17T21:35:55+00:00June 17th, 2020|Catholicism in Hawaii, Damien Church Blog 1, Molokai History, Native Hawaiian History, St. Damien, St. Damien of Molokai|Comments Off on Excerpts from “Father Damien’s Letters”, Congregation of the Sacred Hearts SS.CC., Rome, 2017

Intercessions of St. Damien of Molokai

(submitted by Damien O'Conner) Aloha and thank you for reading this blog entry about St. Damien. The ways in which he has interceded for me through countless experiences and signs has opened my eyes to the entire Communion of Saints. They are eagerly waiting to intercede for us. In a sense, it’s their “job” and [...]

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