Kula in Maui County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Holy Ghost Catholic Church
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 20° 45.774′ N, 156° 19.626′ W. Marker is in Kula, Hawaii, in Maui County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4300 Lower Kula Road, Kula HI 96790, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Nay-Nay) (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wind, Wave and Wings-Oodemas maulense- (approx. 5.2 miles away); Haleakalā National Park (approx. 6 miles away); Pa Ka‘oao (approx. 6 miles away); Ranch Wall (approx. 6.4 miles away); Master Navigators (approx. 12.2 miles away); Scandinavian Migration to Hawaii (approx. 12.7 miles away); Haleki'i and Pihanakalani Heiaus (approx. 14˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kula.
Regarding Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
The original Holy Ghost Feast was held during the reign of Elizabeth (Isabel) of Portugal, who lived from 1271 to 1336. She was known as a peacemaker and as "The Holy Queen" who was devoted to the Holy Spirit. She built a church dedicated to the name of the Holy Spirit in Lisbon and often demonstrated her devotion to her people and their well-being. There are many stories of the Queen's piety and service, but the dearest to the Portuguese people of the Azores is the one explaining their devotion to Queen Elizabeth and the Holy Ghost. In the 13th century, the Azores Islands suffered from many violent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The most seriously hit was the Island of Pico. The people of these Azores Islands could not survive the drought, crop failures, and famine that now plagued them. They gathered together in prayer to the Holy Ghost for help. On the morning of Pentecost Sunday, there was a great rising sun, and the people of these islands saw in the sunrise a ship coming into the Port of Fayal. This ship was laden with necessities of life. The food was distributed among the people of the various islands, and they were very grateful that their prayers had been answered. When their Queen heard of this providence, she organized a solemn procession in honor of the Holy Ghost. Accompanied by her maids she carried her Crown through the streets of
KULA'S HOLY GHOST FEAST The Portuguese who came to Hawaii in the late 1800's brought with them the devotion to the Holy Ghost and the traditions of St. Elizabeth. Some believe that the Holy Ghost Church's octagonal shape is related to the shape of her crown. In 1891 a replica of the crown arrived in Kula as a gift of the Azorean people, and the first recorded Holy Ghost Feast was held in
INFORMATION ABOVE IS FROM THE CHURCH’S WEBSITE
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