Bishop of Charleston to bless new church bells for cathedral
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist / Bishop Robert Guglielmone
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist / Bishop Robert Guglielmone
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.- Three new bells intended for the bell tower of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, South Carolina will be blessed by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone on Thursday.

A press release from the Diocese of Charleston said that the blessing is a “meaningful event in the life of a church,” especially so for a cathedral.

“Church bells add the physical dimension of sound to the life of a Christian,” the diocese explained. They mark happy and sad occasions with the reminder to the Faithful that Christ is with them.”

The bells are named in honor of saints who have a special significance for the Diocese of Charleston: Mary, Star of the Sea, St. Finbar and St. Therese.

The bells will be blessed and crowned with flowers on the lawn of the cathedral immediately after the 12:05 Mass.

Construction will soon begin on the bell tower of the cathedral.

The Diocese of Charleston was founded in 1820 and encompasses the state of South Carolina.

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