By: Sam Alzheimer
Originally Appeared in : 9922-10/24/19

An old Latin schoolmaster had the habit of entering the classroom and bowing to his pupils before the lesson. One day a boy asked why he showed such reverence to the young students. “Because I do not know who you may be one day,” answered the old teacher. “Some of you may grow up to be presidents or generals, perhaps even popes or saints. I do not bow to who you are today, but to who you may become.”


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9921-10/10/19

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By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9920-9/26/19

Pray for our 2019-2020 Seminarians


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By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9917-8/15/19

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By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9915-7/18/19


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By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9912-6/6/19

In the midmorning on two consecutive Saturdays ordination ceremonies took place in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist for the Catholic Diocese of Savannah. First on May 25 two seminarians, Carlos Rivero  and Nathanael Swann were ordained by Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., as transitional deacons – that is to say deacons on a path to the priesthood. On June 1, Deacon Patrick May was ordained a priest after completing seven years of seminary studies including a pastoral year as a transitional deacon.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9911-5/23/19



Name: Patrick May
Seminary: Mount St. Mary’s, Emmitsburg, MD
Ordination to the Priesthood: June 1, 2019

After my third year of seminary, I attended the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha. During my eight-day silent retreat, I came to a peaceful finality with my discernment for the vocation to the priesthood.

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: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9818-8/30/18

With a voice full of joy and conviction, Sister Kelly Ann Williams, RSM, pronounced her first vows as a Sister of Mercy of the Americas on July 28. After four years of formation and learning to be a Sister of Mercy in various places in the United States, Sister Williams made vows of chastity, poverty, obedience and service of the poor, sick and ignorant, the vows Sisters of Mercy have made for over 175 years. About 300 Sisters of Mercy and associates joined her family, friends and parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish in Biloxi to celebrate the event.


By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9814-7/5/18

COLLINS--When Father Drew Larkin reminisces about the two summers he spent at Vocatio Dei vocation camp in his youth, he certainly remembers the fun and the intensity with which he and his peers devoted themselves to games like manhunt, a version of tag played at night. 


He remembers that on ordination years — when vocation camps were held at Camp Villa Marie in Savannah — the boys camp culminated with a trip to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist to watch eligible seminarians be ordained to the priesthood. 



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