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October 16th has always had a special place in my mind and my heart as it was on that day, 39 years ago, that a Polish cardinal was elected to the See of Peter and took the names John Paul II. 1,100 more words



Sixteen hundred feet beneath the verdant sea cliffs of Molokai — the highest in North America — at the tip of a wildly beautiful cove pummeled by an aquamarine surf, lies a little piece of heaven that for a century doubled as a kind of hell. 882 more words

Patients remaining at Kalaupapa, 1917.

Report on the Patients of Kalaupapa

In the report of the President of the Board of Health , Dr. J. S. B. Pratt, pertaining to the patients of the leprosy colony at Kalaupapa, the number of patients living there has decreased, being that during the past June there were 587 patients at Kalaupapa, which is 42 less than the previous year. 40 more words


Molokai, by Alan Brennert Five Star Friday


Molokai by Alan Brennert is this week’s Five Star Friday recommendation.  It may or may not be common knowledge that in the late 1800’s an area on the island of Molokai was designated as a settlement for those diagnosed with leprosy. 784 more words

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Very Cool: Kaimana the Hawaiian Monk Seal

I’m calling this an Aloha Friday post even though it comes on Sunday. There is news from Honolulu that a Hawaiian monk seal and her pup have taken up residence on Kaimana Beach (also known as San Souci Beach) near the Natatorium at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki. 298 more words

Kalaupapa - the leper colony

On the north side of the island of Molokai is a large peninsula of Kalaupapa. This peninsula is one of the most remote places in Hawaii, walled off from the rest of the island by some of the highest sea-cliffs (3,900 feet) in the world. 571 more words

Live On Molokai

Hokulea approaches Hawaiian waters, prepares for last stops before homecoming

After three years of traveling the world, Hokulea is getting closer to home.

Sailing with sister canoe, Hikianalia, the historic voyaging canoe will acknowledge three sacred sites in Hawaii: Kahoolawe, Kalaupapa, and Kualoa. 148 more words