Letter To The Editor
Published: November 26, 2009
To the Editor:
Yesterday my husband and I went to the All Souls Day Mass in Sharon (Locust Grove), oldest site of a Catholic church and cemetery in Georgia.
We have been there before, and it is always so awesome to me, the way the people in 1790 must have persevered in their faith, and to be able to go there for Mass in the quietness of the forest and see the old tombstones and pray for them and all souls of everyone’s loved ones. The Mass was said by Father Chris (Williamson) of St. Joseph’s in Washington. His homily was very good, and one point stood out to me and was comical also. He said that once a young man asked him if he believed in purgatory, and he told him yes and that he was also counting on it. We also met a family that was a 12th-generation descendant of some that were buried there.
So, if you’ve never been there, I strongly recommend it—it is a very spiritual place to us.
The people were so warm and welcomed us to share their lunch after Mass.
Linda Doker Hartwell
Editor’s note: Linda Doker posted photos of her trip to Locust Grove on The Georgia Bulletin’s Facebook page. Readers are invited to become fans of The Georgia Bulletin on Facebook—there’s a link to the page from our Web site, www.georgiabulletin.org, under Follow Us, or you can just search for “Georgia Bulletin” on Facebook.