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2015

Franciscan Sister Claudia Cunningham dies at age 88

ASTON, Pa.—Franciscan Sister Claudia Cunningham died at Assisi House on Nov. 19. She was 88. A wake will be held at Assisi House on Nov. 25 at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. and interment at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. Sister Claudia (Lillian Marie Cunningham) was born in […]


Foundation opens grant process for flood relief organizations

COLUMBIA—In response to the recent devastating flooding, the Sisters of Charity Foundation is supporting organizations that provide relief assistance. South Carolina organizations that serve individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities who have suffered from the effects of the flood— especially underrepresented parts of the state — can be considered for funding. Organizations must be a 501c3 […]


St. Vincent de Paul offers House in a Box to people who have lost all

COLUMBIA—South Carolina’s St. Vincent de Paul councils want to help people who need a House in a Box. This national program provides families who have lost everything in a natural disaster with new household furnishings such as beds and bedding, dressers, a sofa, a dining table with chairs, kitchen and bathroom supplies, and more. Anybody […]


Upstate students design multicultural Christmas cards

Each year, the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women Greenville Deanery works with the diocesan office of Ethnic Ministries to promote multicultural appreciation and the need for peace around the world at Christmas. Catholic schools in the Greenville deanery are invited to participate and receive a package describing Christmas traditions among different cultures. This year, […]


Searching for shelter for a mother and her unborn child

COLUMBIA—There is a village of people and groups trying to help Lola Brake and her unborn baby remain together, but time is running out. Brake, who is mentally disabled, fled a bad situation in a group home and has been living on the street for most of her pregnancy. Now her due date is coming […]


All Saints’ Day at Holy Cross

JAMES ISLAND—Father Thomas Kingsley, pastor of the Church of the Nativity, leads adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Holy Cross Cemetery on All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1. The service included a rosary.


Bishop Guglielmone’s Thanksgiving message: ‘A profound sense of thanks’

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The secular media and advertisers are telling us that we are swiftly approaching the holiday season. Their goal is to entice and encourage us to begin our holiday shopping, not necessarily a critical goal for us as Christians. However, it is good for us to reflect thoughtfully on the […]


Health care professionals urged to see Christ in their patient encounters

COLUMBIA—Sister Mariana Koonce takes health care into the valleys and byways of the Tennessee mountains. She regularly sees people living in dire circumstances, often without adequate shelter or running water, and hears stories of poverty and family despair. Despite all the challenges, she finds joy in sharing the message of the Gospel with those she […]


Helping parents through child loss

Ellen Mongan of Augusta, Ga., knows the immeasurable grief of early child loss. In 1995, her eighth child, Zachary Mongan, was born with Trisomy 18, a chromosomal condition that disrupts a baby’s normal pattern of development. Zachary died only a few hours after birth. Today, Mongan spends much of her time writing and speaking about […]


Ask the Seminarians

In honor of National Vocations Awareness Week, The Miscellany asked our seminarians some mostly light-hearted questions to help people get to know them better. Some of the questions received very similar answers from everyone, such as “what is your biggest fear.” Spiders was the No. 1 response, followed by heights, and other creepie-crawlies like wasps […]


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    Mar 29All Day Conference Week
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
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    7:00 pm Eclesiologia y Vaticano II #2
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    Mar 30All Day Conference Week
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    1:30 pm Stations of the Cross
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    4:30 pm Spring Art Exhibit
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    6:15 pm Talent Show
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    Mar 31All Day 3rd Quarter Honor Roll TAG Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    SEARCH Retreat
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    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    All Day Conference Week
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    All Day Parent Conferences- Noon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
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    Apr 1All Day CNDM- Cardinal Newman Dance Marathon
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    10:00 am First Communion Retreat
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach