Molokai History: Sacred Hearts Visits Preceding Fr. Damien

Molokai History: [from Bishop Louis Maigret's Journals, 1837-1877, Archives of the Sacred Hearts Fathers, Honolulu] June 30, 1851: "Left around noon for Molokai - Frs. Joachim, Aubert, J.M., the 2 youngsters & I - very turbulent sea - Severino accompanies us on his launch - we arrive at Kumueli (Kamalo) at about 4pm" July 1, [...]

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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 “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) Letter dated August, 1873 from Fr. Damien at Kalawao to his Superior General: With compassion for the unfortunate, Divine Providence has seen fit to cast her eyes upon your unworthy servant to offer pastoral care at the famous hospital for [...]

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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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Interviews with Exiled Leprosy Patients at Kalaupapa Settlement

Molokai History: (from "The Separating Sickness: Ma'i Ho'oka'awale - Interviews with Exiled Leprosy Patients at Kalaupapa Settlement, Molokai, Hawaii" by Ted Gugelyk and Milton Bloombaum, Ma'i Ho'oka'awale Foundation, Honolulu, HI, 1979) Male, Hawaiian Widowed Age: 81 67 years at Kalaupapa Why Did It Happen To Us Hawaiians? They sent me to this place when I [...]

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The Separating Sickness: Leprosy in Hawaii

Molokai History: (from "The Separating Sickness: Ma'i Ho'oka'awale: Excerpts from Interviews with Exiled Leprosy Patients at Kalaupapa Settlement, Molokai, Hawaii" by Ted Gugelyk and Milton Bloombaum, Ma'i Ho'oka'awale Foundation, Honolulu, HI, 1979) Female, Hawaiian Married Age: 70 46 years at Kalaupapa Leave Your Bones at Kalaupapa I was born on Maui, in the little community [...]

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