17 December 2014

Big Island church saved from lava

The Hawaii Catholic Herald's Darlene J.M. Dela Cruz has written a very interesting story on the little church that escaped the lava on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Star of the Sea church, one of the Big Island's three "painted churches," escaped the lava flow issuing forth from Kilauea that recently threatened (and maybe still does) the village of Pahoa in a way that is both clever and ancient:
Saved from calamity was a lucky little Catholic church. Star of the Sea, a historic “painted church,” was transported by flatbed truck out of the lava’s path to a safe area in neighboring Kaimu.
I had the good fortune to visit this beautiful church this past summer when Bishop Silva asked me to help in the parish in Kona and posted pictures of the church to Facebook a few moments ago (because I apparently forgot to do so over the summer).

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