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SCCCW raises awareness and funds to end domestic violence

For six years, South Carolina has been at or near the top of a grim list — the ranking of states with the highest number of women killed by men in domestic violence situations. In 2017, the state was fifth in the nation, according to a study released by the Violence Policy Center. Sta­tistics show […]


Special needs teacher has a servant’s heart

NORTH CHARLESTON—Courtney Leonard exudes an air of calm in the class­room. Standing among a dozen young charges, the special-needs teacher at St. John in North Charleston handles a constant flurry of questions, comments and requests in a man­ner that is firm, yet caring at the same time. One young boy asks for spelling help, two […]


Fiona Kent follows unwavering path to monastic life

CHARLESTON—When Fiona Kent enters a room, she brings the Holy Spirit with her. Not the holy roller version, but a deeply spiritual presence that exudes an inner peace only found through God. It’s in her unhurried stillness, and the joy evident in her eyes — a palpable presence of Christ. It is a remarkable quality […]


Walking the path of Christ at Charleston Catholic

CHARLESTON—Charleston Catholic School students collected hygiene products for Jenkins Orphanage and One80 Place as part of their Lenten outreach. The children and their families donated more than 400 items to those in need.


Knights help build habitat home

SUMMERVILLE—The Knights of Colum­bus from Council 6629, plus one future Knight, celebrated part of their St. Patrick’s’ Day on March 17 by participating in a Habitat for Hu­manity project. Work included roof­ing, cutting plywood, erecting the sides of the house, and blocking the interior to allow for drywall instal­lation. Many thanks to Rob Mcan­nar for […]


Mepkin monks invite visitors to immerse themselves in Trappist lifestyle

MONCKS CORNER—Their website states that the monks of Mepkin Abbey de­vote their lives to “prayer, spiritual study, work and hospitality”. This year, the abbey is expanding its hos­pitality with a program that invites people to stay, learn and work there for up to a year. Mepkin Abbey receives thousands of visitors annually, according to Father […]


Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Rite of Election
Committing to the Church at the Rite of Election

COLUMBIA – John Strickland is one step closer toward completing a faith journey that began almost 20 years ago. “It started a long time ago but I’m just now getting around to it,” said Strickland, a parishioner at St. Anne in Florence. “I’ve had a good support system along the way.” Strickland was one of […]


Survivor of Rwanda genocide finds will to forgive

DANIEL ISLAND—Immaculée Ilibagiza’s life was torn apart by one of the bloodiest campaigns of terror of the late 20th century. But through the power of faith and prayer, she was able to find the strength to forgive. A survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide that left most of her family and nearly one million others […]



Priests learn that leadership comes in many forms

MYRTLE BEACH—Leadership might not be the first skill that comes to mind when we think about what makes a good priest. Knowledge of Scripture, Church teaching and strong homilies might seem more important. Without the ability to lead, however, none of those skills help a priest run a parish and bring people to a close […]


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    Jun 219:00 am Bishop - Mass at St. Benedict's - Mt. Pleasant
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 226:00 pm Ordination of the Adorno Deacons - Immaculate Conception - Goose Creek
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 235:30 pm St. Philip Neri - Fort Mill - 25th Parish Anniversary - All day event - Mass at 5:30
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 25 Xavier Institute for Black Catholic Studies
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jun 276:30 pm Bishop presiding Confirmation - Stella Maris - Sullivans Island
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 288:00 am Mass at St. Patrick's - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jun 304:00 pm Fortnight for Freedom - Cardinal Newman HS - Columbia
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Jul 1 Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 2 St. Anthony of Padua Summer Academy Holiday-no school
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    Jul 4 Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Independence Day
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Jul 9 Summer Academy Resumes
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony of Padua School Greenville
    High School CLI
    From the Calendar of Youth Ministry
    Jul 14 Diocese of Charleston St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    8:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    10:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jul 158:00 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jul 18 Tekakwitha Conference 2018
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Jul 27 4th National Black Catholic Women's Conference
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Jul 288:30 am Canon Law Course
    From the Calendar of Diaconate