Bishop - elect for the Diocese of Charleston, SC, Robert Guglielmone
Dear Friends in Christ!
I know that FOR CERTAIN that God's Hand is ON THIS BLOG! WHY? Because all day long, I have been wondering about what Catholic faith-based topic to chat about today with you. I chose to blog on my foodie blog for awhile and to do most of my weekend household chores while I thought about it.
Then after getting dinner ready, I sat down to watch the nightly news with W.D. and God gave us this awesome news! THIS IS WHAT HE WANTED ME TO POST!!!
This news was just announced on our local nightly news moments ago!
The statewide Diocese of Charleston (the one and only Diocese) in South Carolina and the Vatican in Rome, Italy have just announced our NEW BISHOP! Our former bishop, Robert Baker, who officiated both of my children's Confirmations, was transferred to Alabama in October, 2007, so I have been anxiously awaiting to learn of his replacement.
Robert E. Guglielmone, from Rockville Center, New York will be ordained as our one and only S.C. bishop on March 25th in Charleston, S.C. at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. He will lead approximately 183,000 Roman Catholics in the state of South Carolina.
Guglielmone is a 63 year old native of New York. I would say that from his name, it sounds like he is also Italian! We need more Italians in South Carolina!!
“I must admit that I am a bit anxious about leaving Long Island where I have spent almost my whole life,” Guglielmone said as he was introduced in Charleston. “However, I do trust in the Lord and am very encouraged by the wonderful sense of Southern hospitality I have already experienced.”
He will be the 13th bishop for the Diocese of Charleston since it was established in 1820.
“I am both humbled and grateful that his Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI would entrust this awesome ministry to me,” Guglielmone said.
A diocese representative stated that “For a year and a half, we have been praying for you as we awaited news of the appointment of a new shepherd for the Church of Charleston. As the Good Shepherd cares for his sheep, so we know you will care for the church God has entrusted to you.”
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More on this wonderful news later!
Blessings & a very sincere BENVENUTO ("welcome" in Italian) to SOUTH CAROLINA!