CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has appointed Sister Bridget Sullivan, OLM, as Vicar for Religious for the Diocese of Charleston.
The appointment was announced March 2 and was effective immediately.
Formerly the post was held by Dominican Sister Patricia Keating.
Sister Bridget is the general superior of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy. The order, established by Bishop John England in 1829, was one of the first eight permanent congregations of women religious founded in the United States by the first bishop of the Diocese of Charleston.
Sister Bridget has held many roles in the diocese including: assistant to the vicar general, director of lay personnel, and executive secretary of the Synod of Charleston.
In 1991 she received a papal medal, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, in recognition of her outstanding service to the church and the pope.
As Vicar for Religious, Sister Bridget will serve as a liaison for Bishop Guglielmone to the consecrated men and women in the diocese.