We stopped by St Benedict’s Painted Church when we drove from downtown Kailua-Kona to South Point Cliff Dive. It was a good resting point.
I never enjoy driving for a long time. I got tired of driving for 40 minutes after we left 808 Grindz Cafe. I instantly made a turn to visit the church when I saw the sign.
The church was completed in 1902 under the direction of the Belgian Catholic missionary Father John Velghe, who also painted the frescoes. They are depictions of scenes from the bible. I didn’t pay attention to the details of the scenes, but I really loved the design and the atmosphere.
St Benedict’s Painted Church
84-5140 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA