Maui artist creates St. Marianne mural

April 11, 2015 12:41 PM

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When he was commissioned to create a mural portraying St. Marianne Cope, Maui artist Philip Sabado remembered a photo captioned "Sunday morning in Kalaupapa" in a book he had found decades earlier in an antique bookstore in California.

The early 1900s photo, showing two nuns walking with a group of girls in white dresses and hats on a windy day, provided a large part of the inspiration for the 8-by-18-foot mural that Sabado completed last month, The Maui News reported (

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