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Father Patrick Killilea, SS.CC.

Valley of peace and hope

I was awakened by the loud “meow” of a cat in the near vicinity of my room. In my semi-wakefulness, I thought I was back...

The daring duo

The young man approached the manager of Duffy’s Circus and asked for a job as a lion tamer. So the manager took him to...

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

It came to me last week during our annual Sacred Hearts Retreat at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Kalihi Valley. My next article would...

Passing the baton in Kalaupapa

I have lost a step or two since my high school running days — 60 years, but I still enjoy watching track and field on...

Green side of the grass

“You can’t be in a hurry, your pace is like a snail.The highlight of your morning is when you check your mail. But at least...

There is something foul in the air

It had been a pleasant day so far here in Kalaupapa. The sun was shining and the breezes blowing. I had just walked into...

The soul of compassion

At a recent convocation the speaker told a story about two Irish priests who were out for a stroll one day in the Irish...

Hunting the shoals of herring

“With our nets and gear we’re faring on the wild and wasteful ocean. “It’s there that we hunt and earn our bread as we hunt...

Water Road

It was Saturday morning and I was enjoying my extra hour of rest since Saturday Mass is celebrated at 7 a.m. rather than at...

Going to the Chapel of Love

 “Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get marriedGoin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get marriedGee I really love youAnd we’re gonna get...

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