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Participants at all-night vigil pray for reparations and mercy

BEAUFORT­—Tropical Storm Hermine may have caused power outages and downed trees, but the storm could not diminish the prayer, praise and adoration of a group of devoted Catholics at St. Peter Church during a “Night of Love.” The all-night prayer vigil was held from 9 p.m. on Sept. 2 through 6 a.m. on Sept. 3, […]

Life Chains set for Oct. 2 in South Carolina

Editor’s note: The Sept. 22 paper edition of The Catholic Miscellany contains an incorrect date for the upcoming Life Chain event listings. The events will be held around the state on Oct. 2, not Oct. 29 as is stated in the paper. Life Chain is celebrating its 29th anniversary this year. The peaceful and public […]

New seminarians represent an eclectic group of men

CHARLESTON—The beginning of the new school year means a new group of seminarians begins studies for priest­hood in the Diocese of Charleston. This year, nine men start on their journeys to become priests under the direction of Father Mark Good, vicar of vocations. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring with them […]

St. Peter school marks 25 years of tradition

BEAUFORT – As the 25th school year begins at St. Peter School, Principal Ann Feltner has seen a dream becoming reality before her eyes. “For a long time I have wanted this school to become the heart of our parish,” said Feltner, who began her long association with St. Peter in 1996 as a school […]

Tribunal’s new judicial vicar seeks justice with mercy

CHARLESTON—Ever since his days as a seminarian, Father C. Thomas Miles has had a love and respect for canon law. He has studied it and helped many people understand it through his work with the diocesan tribunal, or the Church’s court. As of July 18, his knowledge of the law opened a new door as […]

The Diocese of Charleston Non-Discriminatory School Policy notice

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston admit qualified students of any race, color, national origin, sex, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the schools. The schools in the Diocese of Charleston do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national […]

World Youth Day inspires participants to ‘leave a mark’

Pilgrims from the Diocese of Charleston returned from World Youth Day with an altered per­spective on the meaning of the Year of Mercy, along with a life­time of memories, and moments that impacted their lives. For some, it was the vigil and closing Mass with Pope Francis and millions of other Catholics; for others it […]

St. Gregory volunteers help families escape homelessness

BLUFFTON—Hot, home-cooked meals, friendly conversation and a safe place for kids to do homework might seem like simple things, but they can mean the world to a homeless family. Members of St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton offer those ser­vices and more through work with Family Promise of Beaufort County. Family Promise provides tempo­rary […]

Flower ministry brightens rooms and hearts

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—A ministry de­signed to give new life to flowers from weekend church services has given smiles to many local senior citizens and a much needed connec­tion to the outdoors for the past 13 years. At 9:30 a.m. on Monday mornings, volunteers for the St. Francis by the Sea ‘Flowers for Friends’ group remove […]

Kelly Edwards baptism 1982 in heirloom baptismal gown.
Heirlooms make sacraments even more special

When Kelly Edwards had her youngest daughter baptized at St. Mary Magdalene in Simpsonville last month, she carefully placed her in what has become the family’s heirloom baptismal gown, continu­ing a family tradition that began 64 years ago. It all started when young Nellie Steffler bought a baptism outfit for her first-born child back in […]

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