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Kula in Maui County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Holy Ghost Catholic Church

 
 
Holy Ghost Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 6, 2008
1. Holy Ghost Catholic Church Marker
The marker is located on the right side next to the entrance door.
Inscription. Holy Ghost Catholic Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
 
Erected 1983.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wind, Wave and Wings-Oodemas maulense- (approx. 5.2 miles away); Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Nay-Nay (approx. 5.2 miles away); Haleakala National Park (approx. 6 miles away); Pa Ka'oao White Hill Trail (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. 14.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kula.
 
Regarding Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
PORTUGAL'S QUEEN ELIZABETH

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
Kula Holy Ghost Church Roman Catholic 1894-sign above the doorway image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 6, 2008
2. Kula Holy Ghost Church Roman Catholic 1894-sign above the doorway
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 Lisbon to the cathedral, where she left it on the altar as an offering of thanksgiving for the favors the Holy Ghost had given her people. In addition, she began a tradition of feeding the poor at Pentecost. Each year she chose
Holy Ghost Catholic Church-Front Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 6, 2008
3. Holy Ghost Catholic Church-Front Entrance
twelve people to whom she gave a new suit of clothing and personally served them a meal at her table. The people of the Azores vowed that they and their children and their children's children would commemorate the day by giving thanks to their Queen for the sacrifice she made. Since then, many Portuguese churches have displayed replicas of her eight-sided crown in remembrance of her goodness and God's grace. Later, in the 16th century, the church canonized this holy queen in recognition of the miracles that were attributed to her pious life.
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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Holy Ghost Catholic Church-Devotion Garden next to the church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 6, 2008
4. Holy Ghost Catholic Church-Devotion Garden next to the church
Holy Ghost Catholic Church-Main altar inside the church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 6, 2008
5. Holy Ghost Catholic Church-Main altar inside the church
Holy Ghost Catholic Church-Rededication plaque inside the church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 6, 2008
6. Holy Ghost Catholic Church-Rededication plaque inside the church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 15, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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