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A Molokai Church

Quite a ways from Kaunakakai, lies the Kalua'aha Church. This is one of many little churches built... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
busconi
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Wenatchee, Washington
Pleasant Stop

We drove by this church each time we went to town. As it was one of Father Damien's churches we... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Tupelo010835
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Denton, Texas
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Jul 23, 2018
“A Molokai Church”
Jul 23, 2018
“An OK Stop While on Tour”
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No longer usable, this was the first church on the island
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off Highway 450 East, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Quite a ways from Kaunakakai, lies the Kalua'aha Church. This is one of many little churches built at the turn of the century...many by Father Damien. The church was locked when we stopped by so not able to go inside, but the outside is stunning.

Thank busconi
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This was a brief 10 minute stop while on our island tour. Nice place for a couple of exterior photos and the chance to say "I've Been There". Building was locked; no services/facilities available on the grounds.

Thank Don A
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We drove by this church each time we went to town. As it was one of Father Damien's churches we decided to stop. We were lucky in that the cleaning lady was there on Saturday afternoon tidying things up for Sunday. She graciously welcomed us...More

1  Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Set right on Hwy 450 but the lack of traffic means the peace is rarely disturbed. The small graveyard is interesting to walk around and the church is simply beautiful.

Thank AlnMarg
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I don't care if you are Catholic or not you should appreciate this man's work. Father Damien traveled to the Molokai leper colony to bring order to hell on earth. While on-island he built a number of churches. This is one of them. It was...More

1  Thank KulaBob
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My husband & I stopped by Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Catholic Church while on an island tour in May 2016. This is one of the Father (now Saint) Damian churches on Molokai. This small beautiful church is worth visiting. Our native tour guide sang...More

1  Thank Taryn O
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Mass is early Sunday morning. The church has been restored from when Father (now Saint) Damien) built it. A very pretty country church. plenty of parking on the grounds. Some old graves. including a WWII Marine - SEMPER FI. God Bless.

Thank ElTigre W
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I must disclose that my wife and I were married in this church 20+ years ago. We were living on Oahu at the time and spent many weekends on Moloka'i. Moloka'i is a special place for us. Nothing fancy here. Just a basic church, but...More

Thank pathunner
Reviewed 29 April 2015

One of two churches on topside Molokai that was built by Father Damien about 1888. Sunday Mass at 7am. A great place to meditate. Just down the road is Kalua'aha Congregational Church, (the church with no roof) built around 1828 by the first protestant missionaries...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 24 March 2015

If you need a peaceful moment in Time and love old Churches than this is the stop for you. The History of this Church is Awesome and Inspiring ...The Drive here is a scenic one. ...Remember do not cross the creeks if it is raining...More

Thank Deb B
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