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2009

Dominican Sister Mary Lequier
Dominican Sister Mary Lequier dies at age 73

ADRIAN, Mich.—Sister Mary Lequier, formerly known as Sister Anne Immaculate Lequier, of the Adrian Dominican Congregation, died on Dec. 5 at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. She was 73. The funeral was held Dec. 8 at St. Catherine. Burial was in the congregation cemetery. Sister Mary was born in Detroit to Joseph and Mary […]


Sts. Cyril and Methodius Sister Agnes Marie Winter reads from “Eruptions of Amazement, ” a published collection of writings by women religious in South Carolina, during the fifth annual Statewide Seminar for Women Religious
Women religious meet to discuss collaboration and their future

MYRTLE BEACH—Over 80 women religious working in South Carolina met in Myrtle Beach for the fifth annual Statewide Seminar for Women Religious, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, from Nov. 20-22. The annual gathering is a component of the Foundation’s Collaboration for Ministry Initiative, which supports congregations of women religious in […]


The Office of Vocations’ newsletter “Imagine” was mailed to all parishes Dec. 4 as the first part of a campaign to increase vocations
God calling? Vocations campaign may help you answer

CHARLESTON—The Diocese of Charleston has launched a campaign to significantly increase vocations. The first volley of the effort is a newsletter that was mailed to all parishes Dec. 4 and will come out twice yearly, according to Sam Alzheimer of Vianney Vocations. Vianney Vocations, from the Diocese of Savannah in Valdosta, Ga., is working with […]


Senegal orphanage, La Pouponnière de Dakar, St. Anthony of Padua, Greenville
Finding the face of Jesus in a Senegal orphanage

GREENVILLE—Three members of St. Anthony of Padua Church made a missionary trip recently deep into the heart of poverty-stricken Africa. Their destination was an orphanage of sorts: La Pouponnière de Dakar in Senegal run by an order of Franciscan missionary sisters out of France. There, about 80 infants are fed and loved.


Grand Strand Byzantine Fellowship, Conway, Byzantine Catholic Eparchy
Byzantine fellowship establishes a mission of their own

CONWAY—The Grand Strand Byzantine Fellowship finally have a place of their own for worship. On Nov. 14, about 35 people turned out for an open house at the site of the fellowship’s new mission church, located at 3059 S.C. Hwy. 90 between Conway and Myrtle Beach. Deacon Dennis Prestash of State College, Pa., held a […]


Holy Trinity school earns wildlife habitat status

LONGS—The property of Holy Trinity Catholic School has been certified as an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat site, according to the S.C. Wildlife Federation. Growth on the land attracts a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife while helping to protect the local environment, according to a press release from the wildlife federation. With the help […]


SC teens join thousands in Kansas City to celebrate their faith

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—They clogged downtown streets, jammed restaurants, took up hotel rooms, ate up parking spaces and generally inconvenienced downtown Kansas City. But the nearly 21,000 teens and their 3,000 adult chaperones and local volunteers also gave the city a three-day gift of faith. They came to bring themselves closer to Christ. By the time […]


Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Morris Brown A.M.E., Charleston
God’s gifts are unlimited, bishop says at interfaith service

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said Thanksgiving is a truly American feast, marked by a simplicity that reminds us of the simplicity of God and his many gifts for all humanity. He was the main speaker during the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service held Nov. 25 at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church. The large interdenominational gathering was marked […]


Pictures, names and prayers are tacked on a wall of honor for military personnel at Corpus Christi Church in Lexington. Families can post images of loved ones who are deployed or serving in the armed forces, or take red, white and blue rosaries for prayer.
Remembering our military at Thanksgiving

Last year, Dominican Father JohnBosco Ikemeh, Catholic chaplain at the Charleston Air Force Base, received a visit from a young airman first class who came to his office on the Monday after Thanksgiving. He could tell the young man had been crying, and the airman started to cry again after sitting down. He told a […]


Dantzler garners second place on Jeopardy

MOUNT PLEASANT—Will Dantzler, a senior from Bishop England High School, made it all the way to the finals of the “Jeopardy! Teen Tournament.” There, he came in second place during a tight competition against Rachel Rothenberg and Aidan Mehigan. Rothenberg won the championship title, but Dantzler, his friends and family were still pleased with his […]


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