By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9716-8/3/17

Savannah--Rowing an 18-foot-long open canoe solo along the Intercoastal Waterway from Miami, Florida to New York, New York Greg Dougherty hopes to draw attention to the Centennial of the Marian apparitions at Fatima. His 1,400-mile nautical pilgrimage began June 13.

See video here

The craft named the Santa Maria de Fatima packed with bags of food, clothes, emergency gear and a statue of Our Lady of Fatima looks both cramped and small for such a long voyage.


By: Timothy L. Williams
Originally Appeared in : 9715-7/20/17

For three days every July 14, 15, and 16, Our Lady of Confidence Carmelite Monastery in Savannah opens its doors and invites the public to prepare for and celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.


The following is adapted from a video ( produced by diocesan videographer Timothy L. Williams about the event. Williams spoke with Sister Carmela Marolda about the importance of this feast and of Mary to the Carmelite Order.


By: Sheryl Cohen
Originally Appeared in : 9708-4/13/17

Thirty-eight years is a long time to do anything. At 73 years old, Helen Beddow can relate to that. Since 1979, Helen has been the organist and music director at Saint James Catholic Church in Savannah. Her almost four-decades came to an end on March 26 when Helen led the music at all four weekend Masses for the last time.

By: Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
Originally Appeared in : 9708-4/13/17

Following is the homily Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM. Conv., gave March 29 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah during the diocese’s first Lenten prayer service for survivors of abuse.


The suffering of the innocent has mystified and bewildered people of Faith long before Isaiah the Prophet wrote the moving description of God’s suffering Servant that we just heard in our first reading.


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9706-3/16/17

SAVANNAH—At many workplaces, religion is as taboo as politics.


But as the 20 professionals who graduated from the first two Catholic Charities Leadership Classes have learned, it doesn’t have to be. 


There are ways to incorporate faith and various aspects of Catholic social teaching into a professional life so that as guest speaker Father Pablo Migone remarked, there is a harmony between the two. 


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9706-3/16/17

SAVANNAH—Making a parallel between the liturgical timing of Lent this year and its seasonal timing, at least here in southern Georgia, Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer OFM. Conv., told the catechumens and candidates preparing to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church that the next 40 days would be a chance for them to grow.


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : Issue 9704, Feb. 16, 2017 p. 16

A teacher of more than 20 years, Father Paul Cabrita, S.M. does not get to spend as much time in the classroom as he once did, but that has not stopped him from teaching or even learning new things himself.

By: Southern Cross Staff

Appeared in Issue 9704, Feb. 16, 2017 on p. 6


Here are the names and parishes of the couples who celebrated 25 (Silver Jubilee) or 50 (Golden Jubilee) years of marriage Feb. 12, 2017 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah.

(Click on image below to zoom in)

By: Staff

Appeared in Issue 9704, Feb. 16, 2017 on p. 1


By: Michael J. Johnson

Back lit stained glass windows placed high in the wide open foyer overlook the registry desk and waiting area. A rose window 10 feet in diameter stands to the left of the entrance. Its center is the rose window previously in the Mercy Chapel on the grounds.

The 17,000 square foot expansion includes a new addition to the Emergency Department (ED) by 14,815 square feet. The number of rooms, once renovation of the existing ED is complete, will increase from 24 to 33. There is a crucifix hanging prominently in the new larger ED rooms.


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