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By: Sarah Routh
Originally Appeared in : 9914-7/4/19
Every summer, girls in grades 7-12 gather from around the Diocese of Savannah for Call to Holiness Summer Camp. This year’s camp took place June 23-26 at Georgia Primitive Baptist Camp in Claxton. In attendance were 70 campers, 20 counselors, three religious sisters, and numerous diocesan priests and seminarians. Sister Rita, Sister Celine, and Sister Sarah Elizabeth of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters traveled over 18 hours from the Immaculata Monastery & Spirituality Center in Nebraska to serve at camp.
 
By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9914-7/4/19
A man of many talents, Patrick Walsh, a resident of Augusta who had emigrated with his parents from Ireland in the 1850s, was to fill many roles in his adopted country.  Walsh was an editor, a newspaper publisher and an active Catholic layman, to name only a few of his passions and interests. Perhaps Walsh’s most unique achievement was his founding of the Pacificator, the first Catholic newspaper (and only Confederate Catholic publication) during the Civil War.
 
By: Joe Sarnicola (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9913-6/20/19

CHILDREN’S STORY:

 

Jesus knew his time on earth would soon be over, so he made up his mind to travel to Jerusalem. He sent some messengers first to make preparations for his visit. Along the way the messengers had to pass through a Samaritan village. When they tried to make arrangements for Jesus to spend some time there, the Samaritan people were very unfriendly to them because they knew Jesus would be on his way to Jerusalem. The messengers returned to Jesus and reported what they had seen and heard.

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9911-5/23/19

COLUMBUS--Dick O’Neal can remember the very first meal he ate at St. Benedict the Moor Church as part of its outreach community lunch program.

 

“They say they feed you out at church. Then I came around here and they had…I’ll never forget it because it’s my favorite meal,” O’Neal said of the fried chicken, collard greens, macaroni and cheese and corn bread that was on the menu that day in 2008. A Columbus native, he had just moved back to the area after being released from prison. “It was good, and it was hot, and it was filling…”

 

By: Amy Elkins
Originally Appeared in : 9910-5/9/19

As the girls began to arrive to Camp Grace on the evening of April 26 they seemed excited to be there. This weekend retreat for girls was planned by a team of youth ministers and volunteers from around the diocese. The object was to bring speakers and activities that would help the teens grow in their faith and to challenge them to find ways to have a deeper relationship with Christ. Let Hope be An Anchor for your Soul was the theme of the retreat.

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9909-4/25/19

Planning an intercollegiate retreat requires a willingness to be flexible and accommodating—both to the needs of students as well as to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

 

By: Rita H. DeLorme
Originally Appeared in : 9908-4/11/19

There was much excitement in the Catholic Diocese of Savannah on Saturday, October 11, 1958 about something that was going to be done to honor a man who was not only Catholic but also an outstanding Revolutionary War hero who died defending the city of Savannah. A dashing soldier who came from Poland, as had others, to help free America from ties with England, Count Casimir Pulaski was fated to be the namesake of military installations and to be carved on monuments. One such memorial to this heroic Pole is Fort Pulaski.

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9906-3/14/19

SAVANNAH--Place a victim of genocide and his or her perpetrator in a room together, side by side, and what do you think will happen?

 

In Rwanda, the answer to that question is not one you might expect. 

 

Just take a look at the men and women featured in the documentary “Forgiveness: The Secret of Peace,” who, with the influence of Father Ubald Rugirangoga, a genocide survivor himself and a priest in the Diocese of Cyangugu in southeastern Rwanda, have been able to make amends. 

 

By: Savanna Puterbaugh
Originally Appeared in : 9906-3/14/19

During my time at the Archives I have been working with a collection of about 65 sets of prayer beads that were donated to the diocese. The pieces in the collection represent every major religion and come from all over the globe. 

 

By: Joyce Duriga (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9905-2/28/19

CHICAGO (CNS)--With February being both Black History Month and Catholic Press Month, Daniel Rudd’s story is worth knowing.

 

A pioneering Catholic journalist, he founded the national black newspaper the American Catholic Tribune and also was the founder of what is today the National Black Catholic Congress.

 

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