Orangeburg SC

OUR STORY …

Many of our friends know that we like to do cityscapes of cities and towns, and although we do not limit ourselves to The Palmetto State, the cities and towns of South Carolina are our favorite subjects for this work. The Diocese of Charleston serves all of South Carolina, and each of these towns and cities is served by a nearby parish.

In this picture, we have a rendition of the Louis Building, constructed early in the last century. It was named after Deopold Louis and was constructed by his son-in-law, Samuel Dibble.

IN THE BIBLE …

The Bible teaches us the value of love (1 Cor 12:31-13:13). Love is so important that, whatever you might do, if it is void of love, it has no meaning or lasting value.

Jesus pointed out the hypocrisy of a loveless people by reminding them that they accused John the Baptist, who drank no wine or ate no food, of being possessed by a demon while accusing the Son of Man of being a glutton and drunkard because He did eat food and drink wine. People not animated by love will be critical of everything and everyone while people full of love will pour out grace to those around them.

We have no record of the daily activities of Samuel Dibble, but clearly, he loved and respected Deopold Louis, his father-in-law.

LIFE GOES ON …

We all have a cross to bear, and clearly, that cross is associated with suffering. What if your cross was actually a family member? What if the suffering that family member brought into you life actually strengthened and enriched your pilgrimage time here on earth? The cross is the gateway to heaven. Nobody likes to suffer, but try to receive and accept your suffering with love.

Honestly, we can’t promise you that we’re any good at that ourselves, but we’ll be trying to do the same thing.

COOL2B

That’s our story and we’re sticking to it! It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B.

In Christ.

Prayer Walk King Street

We’re working on the “Prayer Walk :: King Street” flip app right now. It should be available soon for use. This “flip” is like an Internet app and works on any screen. Use the app to “Prayer Walk” a spiritual battlefield. We will be taking you to other spiritual battlefields in the near future. When you pray on location with these flips (from the convenience of your home or office), you will be helping win souls and holy ground for the Kingdom of God.

Click on the image below to access the flip!

Book Review: Consecration to St. Joseph



In this article, we’re doing a short review on Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC.


ABOUT THE BOOK …

In Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, Fr. Donald Calloway calls on Catholics everywhere to entrust themselves, the Church, and the world to St. Joseph. He offers readers divine hope that the patron saint of the Church will “open the floodgates of Heaven” to pour out countless graces on us if we accept the challenge.

This book provides a way for the faithful to address contemporary spiritual problems with timeless spiritual solutions. Anyone who reads the book and makes the consecration to St. Joseph will quickly appreciate the work Fr. Calloway has done in Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR …

Fr. Calloway is a convert to the Catholic church and a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Before his conversion, he was living on the edge of certain disaster. He was a high school dropout who had been in and out of jail a couple of times. After his conversion, however, he earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Franciscan University, in Steubenville; M.Div. and S.T.B. degrees from the Dominican House of Studies, in Washington D.C.; and an S.T.L. in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute, in Dayton, Ohio.

Today Fr. Calloway is a popular author and speaker at conferences. He makes frequent appearances on EWTN too.

RECOMMENDATION …

Get the book. Read it. And participate in the consecration to St. Joseph in your local parish or at a nearby parish this year.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION …

We are told by Fr. Calloway that there should be a Spanish translation of this book available in Fall 2020.