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‘One love unites us’ at Guadalupe festival

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE — The parish of St. John of the Cross had to rent a huge catering hall for its ninth annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration on Dec. 11. Nearly 800 people gathered for the fiesta. “This is the first year we’ve had it indoors,” said parishioner Joan Tworzyanski. “We used to have […]

Joshua Myers: Overcoming the predictions

BY LAURA PFIZENMEYER YORK — If miracles are defined as living testaments to the power of faith, hope and love, Joshua Myers is one. This year the 17-year-old became an Eagle Scout, played football for the Clover High Eagles and served as a commentator at Mass — accomplishments that he should never have been able […]

Hermits called to a life of prayer and solitude

BY NANCY SCHWERIN CHARLESTON — After 80 years and six children, Doris Hadden settled into a new life. She’s a hermit. But she doesn’t live in the woods. Hadden took public vows of poverty, chastity and obedience last year before Bishop Robert J. Baker. A lay Carmelite since 1956, she always felt her spiritual life […]

Schenck tells youth that they have the power to save lives

BY BROOKSI HUDSON GOOSE CREEK — Youth and adults gathered for a rousing talk by Dr. Paul Schenck, executive director of the National Pro-Life Action Center, at Immaculate Conception Church Nov. 6. Schenck, a former Protestant minister and recent Catholic convert, told the crowd that he became active in pro-life issues after two of his […]

Author of Mother Angelica’s bio supports Catholic radio

BY BROOKSI HUDSON CHARLESTON — In an effort to bring the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) to a broader area in the Lowcountry, members of the Lowcountry board of Mediatrix Catholic radio and local supporters met at the Mills House Nov. 2. Raymond Arroyo, news director and lead anchor at EWTNews and host of the […]

Diocese exceeds Rosaries for Life goal

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE The official tally is in: 31,007 rosaries were prayed for life issues during the month of October in the Diocese of Charleston. The prayers were part of the national Rosaries for Life effort that takes place each October during Respect Life Month. Once again, the diocese surpassed its goal of 25,000 rosaries […]

Anglers’ rescue a ‘bunch of small miracles’

CHARLESTON — Robert Mallard Jr. and David Nelson were counting their blessings well before Thanksgiving this year. Two that they were most thankful for were their friends Champ Smith and Chris Wilson, who rescued them Nov. 11 after they were stranded in the ocean. Mallard and Nelson, Bishop England High School graduates and experienced fishermen […]

OLM Sister Mary Agatha Sloan dies at 93

CHARLESTON — Sister Mary Agatha Sloan died at the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy Motherhouse Dec. 18. She was 93. Sister Mary Agatha was born Oct. 4, 1912, in Hermansville, Mich. She attended Bishop England High School in Charleston and Our Lady of Mercy Academy. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters […]

Adoption can be a journey of hope

BY KATHY SCHMUGGE When it comes to family size, a husband and wife may not have the last word on what that number may be. Sometimes through God’s grace, what seems impossible or unthinkable can happen, bringing much joy when one’s heart is open to love. Such was the case with Karen and Dan Roger, […]

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