Parish Life

Sisters of Life visit USC
COLUMBIA—The Sisters of Life visited the University of South Carolina’s St. Thomas More Center recently. The contemplative/active religious community was founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of human life.

Holy Spirit holds art show
JOHNS ISLAND—Holy Spirit Church hosted a juried Marian art show Oct. 12-13 with displays submitted by parishioners. The Daughters of St. Paul received first prize for the painting of Mary by artist Gary Hoff. Honorable mention went to Betty and Leo Weber for a woodcut from Medjugorje, and Mary Anne and Gene Witchger for a carved wood statue. Sister Sharon Culhane was the jurist.

Bell baptism on Coast Guard cutter
CHARLESTON—Father Robert Higgins, the diocesan representative with Apostleship of the Sea, baptized Nilah Jo Silvoy Oct. 6 aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Anvil. The service is called a bell baptism because the holy water is in the inverted bell of the boat. Nihah’s parents are Petty Officer Eric and Katelyn Silvoy. Permission to baptize aboard a ship has to be obtained from the Archdiocese of the Military.

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