We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, he draws us to himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

A favourite Maui church: Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Waiakoa in the Kula district.

Holy Ghost Catholic Church, in Waiakoa in the Kula district, Maui, is a beautiful up-country parish church that yours truly visits every chance he can.

From the church grounds, visitors also have a stunning view of the centre of the island and West Maui mountains. Up-country temperatures are cooler than sea level. So, if you want a change of climate, travel up-country and enjoy the cooling breezes.
http://www.kulacatholiccommunity.org/
The building is proof that even a relatively small structure can include a choir loft. The secret is in its height! It's beautiful high altar makes it a perfect location for an Extraordinary Form Mass (hint, hint!).

EF Mass locations and times can be found at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/mauilatinmass/
(The octagonal Holy Ghost Church) was designed by Father James Beissel and built by his parishioners who were Portuguese from the Azores and the Madeira Islands who had come to work on the local sugarcane plantation. The first Mass was celebrated in it in 1895. It was consecrated in 1899 by Bishop Gulstan Ropert, the third vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Sandwich Islands — now the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.—Wikipedia

Holy Ghost Catholic Church | 07/2016 | Catholic Sacristan

Holy Ghost Catholic Church | 07/2016
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