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St. Benedict's Painted Church

St. Benedict's Painted Church Review

In the late 1800s, Belgian-born priest and self-taught artist Father John Velge painted the walls, columns, and ceiling of this Roman Catholic church with religious scenes in the style of Christian folk art found throughout the South Pacific. The tiny church itself is of the European Gothic cathedral tradition and is listed on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. Mass is offered daily.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 84-5140 Painted Church Rd., off Hwy. 160 Captain Cook, HI 96726 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/328–2227
  • Cost: Donations welcome
  • Website:
  • Location: Kona Coast
Updated: 01-06-2014

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