St Joseph’s Church

Top choice church in Kamalo

Only two of the four Moloka‘i churches that missionary and prospective saint Father Damien built outside of the Kalaupapa Peninsula are still standing. One of them is quaint little St Joseph's Church (the other is Our Lady of Seven Sorrows). This simple, one-room wooden church, dating from 1876, has a steeple and a bell, five rows of pews and some of the original wavy glass panes. It's just past mile marker 10. The door is usually open.

There is also a lei-draped statue of Father Damien and a little cemetery beside the church.

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