This one, Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Church, was built by Father Damien who is revered as the Martyr of Molokai for his work with the sufferers of Hansen’s disease at Kalaupapa.
Located at Mapulehu, about 14 miles(23km) east of Kaunakakai, Our Lady of Seven Sorrows typifies the architecture of the missionary churches in Hawai’i.
These small chapels were usually adorned with a tall steeple and several large windows which allowed the cooling trade winds to pass through.
Seen here from Kawili Beach, Halawa Valley on the east end of Molokai, is the site of the oldest known Hawaiian settlement on Molokai.
This amphitheater valley was extensively cultivated with the Hawaiian staple, taro. The taro grown here supplied most of the entire island’s needs and was even shipped to Maui.