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Our Lady of Fatima Church (St. Gabriel's Catholic Church)

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St. Gabriel's Catholic Church
1860, Father James Beissel. Wailua Village Rd., off Hana Hwy., just after mile marker 18
  • (Photograph by Jimmy Emerson, DVM CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

One of seven Catholic mission chapels built within the remote Hana district in the mid-nineteenth century, this small, lime-plastered coral and rubble-stone church is situated on a steep sloping site. The gambrel-roofed building's interior has been modified over the years, and now its roof framing, with its original pegs, is exposed. The stenciling dates from 2000. Services were held in this church until 1937, when the congregation felt the need for larger quarters and constructed the asphalt-shingled Gothic Revival church which stands at the front of the property. In 1951, the building of 1860 was rededicated to Our Lady of Fatima. The congregation continues to use the front building for Sunday worship, while the older structure is used for special ceremonies, including weddings.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Our Lady of Fatima Church (St. Gabriel's Catholic Church)", [HAIKU, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 215-215.

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