Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Hawthorne Dominican Sister Damien, left, and licensed practical nurse (LPN) Leroy John, right, stand by as Father Paul Burke gives holy Communion to cancer patient Khon Tran. Each morning following Mass, Father Burke and Sister Damien visit all the patients, who either receive Communion, a blessing or both. Photo By Michael Alexander


For 75 years, the Sisters have given Atlanta a living explanation of ‘our Catholic faith’

ATLANTA—In 1939, Savannah was the only diocese in Georgia, and its bishop, Gerald P. O’Hara, welcomed two Hawthorne Dominican Sisters, Mother Mary Rose and Sister Mary Angela, to open a home for the terminally ill in Atlanta. Seventy-five years after the sisters’ nighttime train trip from New York down South, their successors continue to provide […] Full Story