February 26, 2024

Historic Lahaina church miraculously untouched by Maui wildfires that killed 80

Historic church stands miraculously untouched by Maui wildfires: ‘Sign from God’

While Lahaina remains devastated by wildfires that ravaged the historic town, a nearly two-century old church there remains intact.

Stunning video shows a historic Catholic church in Lahaina miraculously still standing and unscathed after devastating wildfires ripped through Maui — while the rest of the historic town was turned into an apocalyptical nightmare.

Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, which opened in 1846, was captured in a video, posted on TikTok, standing tall and untouched.

When the camera pans around, the rest of the town — the largest tourist destination on Maui — looks like a smoldering hellscape of rubble.

Viewers hailed the jaw-dropping miracle as an act of God.

“A def sign from God,” one TikTok user wrote, adding, “he is with you. hold on and keep that faith. we are all praying for you.”

“Wow. God continues to give signs even during the storm,” another viewer commented.

Msgr. Terrence Watanabe, pastor of the nearby parish of St. Anthony’s, also expressed his shock at the apparent act of divine intervention.

“Basically what we know is the fact that all of Lahaina Town has been consumed by fire. It’s all gone. The church, Maria Lanakila [Our Lady of Victory], is still standing, as is the rectory,” he told The Pillar.

Cheryl Lei on Twitter: “Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina is still standing 🙏🏻 Her name means ‘Our Lady of Victory’ Lahaina’s beacon of hope 🌟 pic.twitter.com/twwzRN3GFJ / Twitter”

Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina is still standing 🙏🏻 Her name means ‘Our Lady of Victory’ Lahaina’s beacon of hope 🌟 pic.twitter.com/twwzRN3GFJ

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