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Work, culture combine to enrich college students

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH JOHN’S ISLAND — Twenty-one students from the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., as well as collegians from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill., spent the week of March 16 to 20 at the Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center working on projects for the Neighborly Assistance […]

French share culture and learn from students

By NANCY CZABALA AIKEN — Eight French students and their chaperone, Frere Elie (Father Elijah), recently visited St. Mary Help of Christians in Aiken for three weeks, sharing their culture and faith. The exchange program began at nearby Aquinas High School in Augusta. Upon hearing of it, St. Mary’s sought to bring junior high level […]

Cathedral hosts ecumenical service

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist was the second stop for a series of six ecumenical Lenten services being held in Charleston during March and April. The midday prayer service March 11 featured Father Dennis Willey, parochial vicar of the cathedral, as the presider, with Rev. Ina R. Hoover […]

Forego self-indulgence and do the right thing

By MARY HOOD HART I didn’t feel like going to work today. After driving the kids to school, I returned home and goofed off. I poured a fresh cup of coffee, sat in my quiet house and read the newspaper. Finished with the paper, I knew I should get to work, but I made a […]

Tradition of excellence thrives at St. Mary’s

By NANCY CZABALA AIKEN — In his first year as principal, Keith Darr is striving to maintain the long-standing tradition of excellence at St. Mary Help of Christians. He described the school as having a strong sense of peace and a firm dedication from students and teachers. Very active and well-known in the community of […]

Churches hold vigils held for death row inmate

By TIM BULLARD CONWAY — A prayer vigil for life and healing was offered March 6 at St. James Church at the time convicted killer John Arnold became the first death row inmate executed this year in South Carolina, following a record number of executions in 1997. Similar vigils were held in four other locations […]

Home Works teens overcome the rain

By PAUL A. BARRA COLUMBIA — Even the wrath of El Nino could not deter the hordes of hungry teens who descended on the weathered home of Mary L. Clark on March 7. They hungered to help the elderly woman, a former teacher at St. Martin de Porres School, whose home had deteriorated from decades […]

Women study Scriptural stories at retreat

By NANCY CZABALA COLUMBIA — Women from all corners of the state gathered in Columbia March 14 for a Spring Retreat Day, cosponsored by WRISC (Women Religious in South Carolina) and the Office of Liaison for Religious. The presenter was Helen Bruch Pearson, the acting director for the program for women in theology and ministry […]

Group vox aeterna offers timeless sacred music

By PAUL A. BARRA Listening to the sounds of vox aeterna, you can feel your neck muscles unknot and hear the sighing of the Spirit as it stirs your soul. That’s exactly the response hoped for by the singers who make up the ensemble. “We hope to provide a spiritual and artistic experience,” said Scott […]

Excitement building as Institute approaches start of courses

By JORDAN MCMORROUGH CHARLESTON — The due date for registration forms for the first year of the Institute for Parish Leadership Development is quickly approaching. According to Father Joseph Wahl, CO, director of the Institute, registration forms should be completed by April 5 to permit time to line up exact locations of classes and assignments […]

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    Oct 13 Diocesan Evangelization Conference
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