Our Lady of Victory Pray for Us


Although some at the FBI would like to place St. Michael the Archangel on the “No-Fly-List,” there was an approximately 175-year-old Catholic parish church, Maria Lanakila, that survived the Lahaina, Maui, fire.

From the Washington Examiner:

The church, whose name means “Our Lady of Victory,” was dedicated in 1858 after a congregation had been established twelve years before. Its original stone structure was enlarged in 1918.

It remains to be seen when services will continue in the church, as it pointed to the nearby Kapalua Sacred Hearts Mission Church in another post for its members that still want to hear mass. The Washington Examiner has reached out to Maria Lanakila for comment.

“The only Church still standing and untouched,” Sacred Hearts captioned a picture of the Maria Lanakila. “May Maria Lanakila be a beacon of light for those in Lahaina.”

Pray for those on Maui who lost their lives, pray for those still searching for loved ones, pray for those who lost their homes.

The Salve Regina

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

V- Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
R- That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

The Salve Regina in Dominican chant is sung at Night Prayer.


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  1. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens


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  2. colleenb Member

    Doug: thank you. I had read briefly about the church but not heard an update. I had also not known that that the name translated to Our Lady of Victory. I truly pray that Our Lady will bring succor and, ultimately, victory to the people of Maui and Hawaii. The people lost and the devastation seem overwhelming right now.

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  3. colleenb Member

    Also, of course, thanks for the Salve Regina from the Dominicans. I recognized Fr. Brendan and Br. Cyril among the Dominicans. Another sign of hope in our world.

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  4. Ekosj Member

    I’m reminded of the survival of St Paul’s in London during The Blitz.   It stood intact amid a sea of ashes.


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  5. QuietPI Member

    The church of my synod, Emmanuel LCMS, is in Kahului, and was not damaged.  Only a couple members were directly affected, but the congregation is serving whoever they can.  Several Lutheran – affiliated disaster response organizations are responding.

    Yesterday, I heard a report from a man involved in the incident.  He said, yes, the Red Cross and all were there, but it’s the churches who are getting the job done.  

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  6. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat

    It’s hard to find a beautiful story in the middle of a tragedy, especially one of this magnitude, but this is a beautiful story. Truly amazing really.  Thank you so much for sharing this.

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