Video Class: Introduction to Scripture (TF107)

The Diocese of Honolulu recently launched a brand new certification process for catechists and other lay ecclesial ministers. The first level of the certification is called 'Theological Foundations' I have created a sub-site of to specifically focus in on the classes that are required to fulfill the certification at

Below is the first of the classes required for the certification, 'Introduction to Scripture' (TF107). Be sure to contact your DRE or catechist after taking the course in order to get the proper credit towards your certification

Be sure to visit the Diocesan Website HERE  for the list of the courses required for the Theological Foundations Certification.

Great Grandma Adeline - Last Manaleo of the family

Here is a video that is truly a treasure for my entire 'ohana. My great-grandmother Adeline, on my mother's side, was the last manaleo of our 'ohana. A manaleo is someone whose first and primary language was Hawaiian.

There are definitely folks in the 'ohana that still speak the native tongue but none of us that know it today had it as our first language. It was a blessing to be able to find this short clip, from the video called 'Kapu Ka'u' wherein my great-grandmother Adeline tells a brief memory of growing up in Ka'u. 

She passed when I was 5 years old. I only recall meeting her once. I and the rest of this family treasure this as this is the only known video recording of her.