A story of pure grace Hawaii Catholic Herald | 03/31/2021 The celebration of the 500th anniversary of the introduction of the Catholic faith to the Philippines is really a global one, marking an event that has come to grace the world over, including, in large measure, Hawaii.
Cathedral basilica Mass will commemorate 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines Hawaii Catholic Herald | 03/04/2021 As we gather for the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines — Hawaii Celebration, it is with joy that we recall the Philippine archipelago being discovered by Europeans on March 16, 1521, because thereafter was the story of the spread of Christianity in the country, thanks to the first Spanish missionaries.
Bishop says St. Marianne Cope made leap of faith to follow God’s call Hawaii Catholic Herald | 02/03/2021 Borrowing from the brief Gospel passage from Mark in which people around Jesus, alarmed by his actions, were saying, “He is out of his mind,” Bishop Larry Silva said that St. Marianne of Molokai must also have been considered a little crazy.
St. Marianne’s royal Hawaiian medal to be presented to diocese Hawaii Catholic Herald | 01/20/2021 An honor out of Hawaii’s royal past to Molokai’s St. Marianne Cope will be handed over to Bishop Larry Silva and the Diocese of Honolulu for display and safekeeping inside the saint’s reliquary in the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.
10 cathedral columns getting marbleized makeover Hawaii Catholic Herald | 09/30/2020 The large interior columns of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace are being blocked off for three months as each undergoes repair and a fancy paint job that will help restore the look of the historic church back to an earlier time.
Fellowship in times of isolation Hawaii Catholic Herald |04/30/2020 Reprinted with permission from EverGreene Architectural Arts Father Damien of Molokai and Mother Marianne of Molokai, were natives of Belgium and Germany respectively, but are best known for their care of lepers (sufferers of Hansen’s disease) of the Kalaupapa settlement.
Cathedral’s renewal proceeds Hawaii Catholic Herald | 11/13/2019 The sanctuary of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace will sparkle for Christmas and unveil two presents — larger than life full-length portraits of Hawaii’s two saints — all part of phase 2C of the historic church’s ongoing restoration.
With each step of restoration, cathedral improves fire safety Hawaii Catholic Herald | 05/01/2019 As people worldwide watched in horror as flames engulfed the roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris April 15, in Hawaii one couldn’t help but wonder, and worry, about our own historic cathedral and its flammable potential.
Cathedral’s capital campaign wins international stewardship award Hawaii Catholic Herald | 02/21/2019 The $15 million capital campaign to renovate the 175-year-old Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace received an award last fall from the International Catholic Stewardship Council, an organization that promotes Christian stewardship and Catholic philanthropy.
Cathedral echoes with Japanese delegation’s prayers for world peace Hawaii Catholic Herald | 12/27/2018 The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace reverberated with Buddhist, Shinto and Christian chanting Dec. 5 as nearly 100 members of a visiting Japanese delegation dedicated to praying for world peace began its 40th anniversary conference in Hawaii.
Built of ‘living stones’ Hawaii Catholic Herald | 08/22/2018 The church is metaphorically described as built of “living stones” — the faithful, with Christ as the foundation. The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, constructed of coral blocks cut from the reef off Kakaako, can come close to making that claim literally, as the blocks are the remains of living creatures.
Cathedral to mark 175th with Mass in renovated sanctuary Hawaii Catholic Herald | 08/08/2018 The diocese will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace with the blessing of the church’s renovated sanctuary at a 6 p.m. Mass, Aug. 16, celebrated by Bishop Larry Silva. The actual anniversary is a day earlier, Aug. 15. The church was dedicated in 1843.
Cathedral sanctuary: stripped Hawaii Catholic Herald | 08/08/2018 If these coral walls could talk, they would share stories of Hawaii’s saints, faith-filled families and generations of God’s great work.
Cleaned and restored, stained glass windows reinstalled in cathedral Hawaii Catholic Herald | 06/27/2018 Four stained glass windows were reinstalled in the sanctuary of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace on June 18 after being sent to Omaha, Nebraska, for repairs and refurbishment. Mark Lambrecht of Lambrecht Studios, who did the stained glass restoration, was on hand to oversee the windows’ installations.
Cathedral restoration begins phase 2: the sanctuary Hawaii Catholic Herald | 02/08/2018 Construction workers built a temporary 16-foot high white wall in the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in January to block off the sanctuary, the focus of “phase two” of the ongoing $15 million restoration of the 175-year-old church.
Cathedral soon to begin second phase of its restoration Hawaii Catholic Herald | 06/29/2017 Workers will erect a plywood wall in September to block off more than third of the interior worship space of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace as part of “Phase 2,” the next major stage in the church’s renovation.
Cathedral campaign renews ‘living church,’ not a museum Hawaii Catholic Herald | 08/24/2016 “This is not just a museum building, this is a living church.” Father Gary Secor, rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, explains in a new short promotional video the significance of the iconic downtown Honolulu landmark. As the film rolls with stunning images of the historic worship space, Father Secor, who is also the diocese’s vicar general, asks for the community’s help in keeping the cathedral alive.
The ‘mana’ of St. Marianne: Saint’s remains welcomed home Hawaii Catholic Herald | 08/15/2014 The mortal remains of St. Marianne Cope found a final resting place in Honolulu’s Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace July 31, welcomed back in an exuberant two-and-a-half hour celebration of prayers, songs, gestures, reflections, dance, flowers and incense.
Leis, songs, kisses welcome back St. Marianne to Isles Hawaii Catholic Herald | 08/01/2014 St. Marianne’s remains were welcomed back to Hawaii on July 27 in Island fashion, with leis, songs and kisses, at the United Airlines freight facility shortly after their 3:15 p.m. arrival on United Flight 15 from Newark, N.J.
St. Marianne’s remains returning to Hawaii to stay Hawaii Catholic Herald | 06/20/2014 St. Marianne is returning to Hawaii. The bones of the renowned Franciscan missionary, unearthed from her Kalaupapa resting place in 2005 and sent to her shrine in Syracuse, N.Y., in preparation for her beatification that year, will come back to the Islands next month to reside permanently in Honolulu’s Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace.
Remains of St. Marianne to return to Hawaii Hawaii Catholic Herald | 01/03/2014 The relics will be kept in a small reliquary chapel that will be added to the mauka side of the cathedral as part of the ongoing renovation of the 173-year-old church. The chapel will also house a relic of St. Damien de Veuster.
Cathedral launching campaign to raise $15 million for renovation Hawaii Catholic Herald | 07/19/2013 The Cathedral Renewal Campaign, an initiative to raise funds for the renovation of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace and to reinvigorate its parish and school programs, is being launched July 20-21 at the downtown Honolulu church.