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2008

St. Mary Help of Christians focuses on religion

AIKEN — Peggy Wertz, principal of St. Mary Help of Christians, provided the following information on the school. History: St. Mary Help of Christians School dates back to 1900, when it was established under the name St. Angela Academy by Ursuline nuns as a boarding school for wealthy young ladies. In 1906, the Sisters of […]


Cathedral to get steeple

CHARLESTON — The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist has a new steeple in its future. Plans for the new steeple were approved by Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review at its Dec. 12 meeting.   The steeple is part of a $7 million long-term renovation project, which started with restoration of the Cathedral’s more than […]


Mepkin Abbey to stop egg production after pressure from PETA

MONCKS CORNER — Father Stan Gumula, Abbot of Mepkin Abbey, announced Dec. 19, 2007, that the monastery will phase out their egg production business over the next year and a half. While the monks are sad to give up work that has sustained them for many years, a hard and honorable work of which they […]


Trappist Brother Laurence Hoevel dies at age 78

MONCKS CORNER — Brother Laurence Hoevel, of the Cistercian Order of Strict Observance, died at age 78 on Dec. 21, 2007, at Our Lady of Mepkin Abbey. A funeral Mass was held at the monastery church Dec. 22, 2007. Interment was at the monastery cemetery. Brother Laurence was born April 7, 1929, in Fort Wayne, […]


Rosaries for Life and 40 Days for Life a success

ROCK HILL — Two recent pro-life initiatives in the Diocese of Charleston were successful in raising awareness about the sanctity of life and the importance of the pro-life movement, organizers say. The annual Rosaries for Life campaign held in October exceeded its goal by more than 10,000 rosaries, according to Valerie Baronkin, coordinator for the […]


Operation Christmas Child brings gifts to children in need

MOUNT PLEASANT — Parishioners of Christ Our King Church and students from Christ Our King-Stella Maris School donated 557 gift-filled shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child, which sends gifts to children  worldwide. OCC is an international Christian relief project that brings gifts to children suffering from war, poverty, disease and natural disaster. Franklin Graham, eldest son […]


Tricia Kuhlkin always has an ear to listen, a hand to hold

FORT MILL — For 30 years, Tricia Kuhlkin has been helping needy and lonely people find a warm meal and good fellowship on Thanksgiving Day. Kuhlkin is the main force behind community holiday meals held for the past 30 years at St. Anne Church and now at her parish, St. Philip Neri Church in Fort […]


Summerville Catholic opens its doors to inclusive learning

SUMMERVILLE — Paul Schroeder, principal of Summerville Catholic, provided the following information. History: Summerville Catholic was founded in 1984 and we will celebrate our 25th anniversary next year. The school began as a lower elementary building, with a middle school, library and multi-purpose great room added in the fall of 1989. Two modular classrooms were […]


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