Diocese of Honolulu welcomes home St. Marianne's remainsUPDATED 6:13 PM HST Jul 20, 2014Video Transcript
announcements ... both shining the spotlight on the first Catholic house of worship in the islands. The most famous basilica in Europe, St. Peter's is also the largest church in the world. But size isn't everything. Ope Francis has granted the same designation to this tiny church in downtown Honolulu, now to be called Cathedral Basilica of Our lady of Peace. It is one of 79 minor basilicas in the US and the only in Hawaii. The designation is only given by the Ope to a place of hisotricla ajnd ultural distinction. Which leads to the 2nd announcement: the remains of St. Maryann are coming home. Now resting in a reliquary in ther hometown of Syracuse the metal box containing her bone and ash will be sent to Our lady of Peace later this month for permanent installment. The Syracuse other house is closing down and re- locating. Now Kalaupapa patients don't have far to go to visit. MOTHER MARYANN, SHE HERE. HER SPRIIT IS WITH GOD. SHE HAPPY TO SEE US PAITENTS. A mass celebrating her return will be Thursday July31st. A mass of Thanksgiving for the minor basilica designation will be held Oct. 11, the 5th anniversary of Damien's canonization.