Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


By ANDREW NELSON, Staff Writer | Published April 12, 2012

Students in Emory University’s Modern Catholicism class visited the Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers recently to participate in sext, the midday prayer service, tour the Monastic Heritage Center and spend almost two hours asking questions of the monks, including Brother Callistus and Brother Elias.

Phillip Thompson, the course instructor and the executive director of the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory, said students were touched by the peace of the place, its beauty and wholeness, and the integrity of this life.

Winners were recently named for the 2012 substance abuse awareness poster contest and Catholic citizenship essay contest for the state of Georgia, both organized by the Knights of Columbus. The winning entries will be forwarded on to the international competition and winners each received a $50 gift card.

For the poster category, the winners were: Bailee Milne, entries from children 8 to 11 years old, and Caroline Malphrus, entries from those 12 to 14 years old. Both came from Knights of Columbus Council 14439, St. Boniface Church, Springfield.

The essay writers were challenged to think about the issue of “The Responsibility of the Catholic Citizen in a Free Society.”

The winners were:

Eighth grade—Tyler Yann, Council 4371, Sacred Heart Church, Warner Robins;

Ninth grade—Celina Russo, Council 6514, St. Joseph Church, Athens;

10th grade—Allison Turnipseed, Council 6514, St. Joseph Church, Athens;

11th grade—Maureen Curtis, Council 6514, St. Joseph Church, Athens;

12th grade—Amanda Barton, Council 6514, St. Joseph Church, Athens.