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By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9907-3/28/19

The 275 people—not including the many on the waiting list—who filled the St. John the Evangelist parish center to capacity March 21 to bid farewell to the “Sisters of St. John’s” visually confirmed the conspicuous impact of the four women whose daily presence graced the Valdosta parish community for approximately 30 years. 

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9905-2/28/19

The Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity in Warner Robins (Trinitarians) want to make the “Holy Spirit better known and loved”—as per their rule of life and charism—by offering customizable retreats for parishes throughout the Diocese of Savannah this Lent.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9903-1/31/19

Augusta native Sister Helene Therese of Jesus professed her first vows as a Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles Jan. 6, 2019, the Feast of the Epiphany.

 

In his homily, Father Donald Kinney, O.C.D, chaplain for the congregation, drew on a homily given by Pope Francis for the feast day in 2018. 

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9825-12/6/18

In 2019 the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur celebrate their 200th anniversary of responding to suffering by helping youth and the poor, whether through teaching and formation or through a number of different social justice ministries. 

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9813-6/21/18

Sister Mary Ellen Barrette, 87, died June 4, 2018, at Morgantown Care & Rehabilitation Center in Morgantown, Kentucky. She was born in Essex Junction, Vermont, to the late G.W. Barrette and Marguerite Kennedy Barrette. She had been a missionary for 63 years as a Glenmary Sister, beginning in 1955. She served home missions in Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, and Missouri. She enjoyed working with Religious Education, visiting nursing home residents, and she oversaw the Catholic Thrift Shop in Millen, Georgia for many years.

By: Sister Constance Veit
Originally Appeared in : 9813-6/21/18

The Fortnight for Freedom, which we’ve been celebrating each year at the end of June and beginning of July has recently been reconfigured. Beginning this year, Religious Freedom Week is to be held annually June 22–29. The observance is a bit shorter, but no less important. This year’s theme is "Serving Others in God’s Love."

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9807-3/29/18

Photographs by Michael J. Johnson and Jessica L. Marsala. Additional photographs can be found here on our Smugmug gallery.

By: Benedictine Military School

SAVANNAH – Benedictine Military School celebrated the opening of Phase I of its Brown STEM Wing with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. BC’s Brown STEM Wing is a state-of-the-art 19,000-square-foot academic addition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics named in honor of  Edward J. Brown, Jr. (BC Class of 1933) and  Edward J. Brown III (BC Class of 1966). Construction for Phase I of the project cost $3.4 million.

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