Another side of paradise: Life in Kalaupapa

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
In honor of Father Damien’s beatification on October 11, we revisit a story from 2000 about Molokai. The church continues to care for the settlements remaining residence today.

Is Kalaupapa the world’s most isolated spot? That’s what Hawaii’s King Kamehameha V thought in 1865, when he signed a law banishing people with advanced stages of leprosy (now called Hansen’s Disease) to the north shore of the island of Molokai.


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