“…and I will give you shepherds according to my heart, who shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15
Our week of celebrations continue with the 64th Anniversary of His Excellency, Bishop Andrew J. McDonald into the Holy Priesthood. The young 14 year old Andrew traveled to Baltimore to start his vocational studies at St. Charles Minor Seminary and completing his studies at St. Mary Seminary. Returning to his beloved Savannah, GA, he was ordained on May 8, 1942. Subsequently, he studied canon law at Catholic University of America and Latern University in Rome.
Bishop McDonald spent 24 years in the Diocese of Savannah and during that time received the title of Monsignor. On the anniversary of his father’s death on June 11, 1972, he was notified of his appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Little Rock, AR. At age 75 in accordance with Church Law, Bishop McDonald submitted his resignation.
Bishop McDonald’s own sister, Sr. Celine of St. Rose was a Little Sister of the Poor. So, after his retirement, it was a natural transition for him to move to St. Joseph’s Home to become our Chaplain.
Obvious to everyone who attends his celebration of the Mass, is his true devotion and love for his vocation. We are truly blessed by his spiritual presence.
Congratulations and God Bless You Bishop McDonald!