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Benedictine Brother Augustine Campion dies at 74

Benedictine Brother Augustine Campion dies at 74

It is with heavy hearts that Abbot Cletus and the monks of St. Bernard Abbey announce the death of our confrere, Brother Augustine "Gus" Campion, O.S.B. on Friday, September 8.
Brother Gus professed his vows as a monk of St. Bernard Abbey on March 19, 1964. Serving the abbey and our schools in a variety of roles over the years, he enjoyed many lasting friendships among alumni and others who are dear to St. Bernard. He was a exemplary…

Deacon Carmelo ‘Skip’ Graffagnini dies at age 90

Loving husband, father and grandfather, Carmelo Graffagnini, served his country in the United States Army and the FBI, served God as a Deacon in the Catholic Church, and served his community as the founder of St. Tammamy (Covington, La) Food Bank. Preceded in death by his wife Beryl Conway and survived by daughters Joan Graffagnini and Jean Graffagnini (spouse Michael Newchurch); his grandchildren Joseph, Beryl and Aaron Newchurch; his…

Father James Macey dies at age 76

Reverend James Regis Macey, a priest of the Diocese of Birmingham, passed away at the age of 76. He was born in Greensburg, PA to Andrew and Mary Macey. He is preceded in death by his parents and his dear wife of 37 years, Juanita. He is survived by his brother John F. Macey, his son Christopher, his daughters Lydia Ann Macey-Adkinson and Judith Macey, and his grandson Grey…

Sister Servants of the Eternal Word foundress dies at 89

By the Sister Servants of the Eternal Word

Mother Mary Gabriel’s life might be summed up in two words: God and Truth. It is through this union that she brought forth the best of life in herself and in others. This order in life left its impression on the mission in which Mother herself chose always to seek God and His goodness and truth in His light. This…

Reverend Stanley B. Klauck, uncle of Reverend Michael Klauck, dies

Rev. Stanley B. Klauck entered into eternal life on Saturday, June 10, 2017, age 95 at Alexian Village, Milwaukee. Father Stan was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, April 4, 1922, to the late Jacob John and Catherine (nee Doyle) Klauck. Survivors include his sister, Patricia Klauck of Milwaukee, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Joan Bridget Schroeder, his brother, Jack Thomas Klauck and, his sister, Phyllis Kathleen Berger. 
His priestly formation began at…

Deacon Raispis of St. Jude in Scottsboro dies at 88

Jerome Paul (Jerry) Raispis passed away at home on March 17, 2017 at age 88 surrounded by his family.
Jerry was born and grew up in Chicago, IL. Being athletically gifted, after high school he received a basketball scholarship to the University of Detroit where he starred on the team. He served in the U.S. Army as a signal operator in the Korean War and also played on the Army's European basketball team.
After returning from the service,…

Father Andrew Kennedy passes away after short hospitalization

(Jan 12, 1936 - Mar 16, 2017) Reverend Andrew Joseph Kennedy, a priest of the Diocese of Birmingham, passed away at the age of 81. He was born in Tipperary Ireland to Andrew and Christina Kennedy. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mary, and his brothers John and Hugh. He is survived by his sister Joan Fogarty, his brother Liam (Nora), and many nieces and nephews. Upon graduating from St Patrick's Seminary in Maynooth, Fr Kennedy…

Deacon Mark Squires dies

Deacon Mark N. Squires, 71, of Harvest, AL went to be with the Lord on Feb. 5. 

He was born on Oct. 9,1945 in Onslow County, North Carolina. Mark was ordained on Dec. 7, 2013 at the Cathedral of St Paul in Birmingham. 

He was active in numerous church ministries throughout his lifetime, but serving God's people as a deacon was his greatest joy. He was a veteran of…

Sister Bertha True, O.S.B dies at 89; Life was marked by heartfelt ministry

Sister Bertha True, a Benedictine Sister of Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman died peacefully on Jan. 30 with her Benedictine Sisters and family members at her side. She was 89 years of age.

Reception of the Body with Vespers was held Feb. 2, in Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel followed by visitation. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 3, with Benedictine Father Marcus Voss. Sister Tonette Sperando, prioress,…

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