Father Damien ministered to the outcasts of Kalaupapa from this church. He improved this church considerably on his arrival at Kalaupapa. It is located in a beautiful location. Adjoining it is a cemetery of 2,000 unmarked graves. St. Philomena was a highlight of our visit to Kalaupapa.
This will be part of the Damien tour. You can definitely feel a "presence" here of Father (now (Saint Damian) and the thousands of poor souls that he comforted. God Bless.
Do some research about this church, Father (now Saint) Damien, the helping hands who ministered to the patients, the entire history---before going. Be aware that roughly 8,000 souls are laying at rest right next to the church. Father Damien (not a Saint yet) deliberately volunteered to STAY at Kalaupapa to minister to the poor people living at Kalaupapa. Was scheduled... 更多
This church is situated in such a remote part of the world and has such an important history, I was glad to have made the journey. Seeing the floor holes where Father Damien cut the boards for the patients was moving. What a wonderful lesson in compassion and care.
St Philomena Church is part of the Father Damien tour of The historical leper colony on Moloka'i. Father Damien was buried there but his body has been exhumed and returned to Belgium. Church is no longer active, is tiny and unimpressive
Father Damien's church. Rich with history of his ministry to the people of Kalaupapa. This visit to the church was part of our tour. The grave yard outside is also interesting.
The church and its surroundings are part of the day tour of the national park. The church is quaint inside and worth a walk around but the cemetery and the views are amazing. It is still used for a service once a month.
One of the stops on the bus tour of Kalaupapa, Moloka'i, St. Philomena's Catholic Church is the first church built by Father Damien. After his death from leprosy at age 49, his body was shipped back to Belgium to be buried, but his hand is here in the onsite cemetery. The church has been restored and is open for visitors,... 更多
Visited this small church while on the tour of the Kalaupapa peninsula and was told it had been restored recently to it's original simplicity. There is a grave there with a tombstone for Fr. Damien but only a small portion of his remains remain. Although he wanted to be buried there, the rest of his remain are somewhere in Belgium,... 更多