The Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Our Lady of Victory Remains Standing! A small act of mercy has come to light in Maui where Lahaina Church has been spared the devastation that has razed the rest of the historic town to the ground.
Priest says Maria Lanakila is ‘still standing’ after Maui fires
A historic Catholic church was one of few buildings still standing after a devastating wildfire swept through Maui.
On Tuesday, the wildfire swept through the historic town of Lahaina, the former capital of the Hawaiian monarchy before the islands became a US territory.
The blaze has killed at least 55 people across Maui, with over 1,000 residents still unaccounted for.
Photos from the aftermath of the fire show Lahaina nearly burnt to the ground. Historic structures were obliterated, and the fire even scorched the town’s massive banyan tree.