Charleston Gets Haitian-American Bishop – The Tablet Catholic Newspaper

Complete Your Profile to optimize your tablet experience
NEW YORK — Standing behind the podium as the second ever Haitian American to be appointed a bishop in the United States, Bishop-designate Jacques Fabre highlighted how the mindset of people in his native country differs from that of Americans, and how that relates to his new role.
“The American system of life is always thinking about the future, the next generation, but us in Haiti, we think about today, and whatever I do is for me and my family,” Bishop-designate Fabre said. “So, whatever we will be doing together is going to be to make sure that we leave a Church, which is stronger, a society, which is stronger, and a society where everyone can find their place and exercise the gifts that God has given us, all of us, different gifts.”
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Guglielmone of Charleston on Feb. 22, and appointed Bishop-designate Fabre, the administrator at San Felipe de Jesús Mission in Forest Park, Georgia, and the local superior of Scalabrinian priests in Atlanta, as his successor.
Haitian Church leaders in the U.S. were thrilled when they found out.
“Today Haiti is in a very difficult position where you see some kind of indifference towards the nation of Haiti and for the Vatican to take that step forward is a way of uplifting the spirits of the community and a sense of hope that we are the people of God,” Father Reginald Jean-Mary of Notre-Dame d’Haiti Catholic Mission in the Archdiocese of Miami told The Tablet , adding that Bishop-designate Fabre will be like “a bridge that facilitates communication and brings greater harmony between the Church of Haiti and the Church of the United States at large.”
Msgr. Pierre-André Pierre, the director of The National Center of the Haitian Apostolate, located in the Diocese of Brooklyn, told The Tablet that Bishop-designate Fabre’s appointment shows the universality of the Church and is “very, very dear” and “hopeful” to Haitian Catholics.
Pierre noted Bishop-designate Fabre’s longtime work with the Haitian Apostolate calling him “a great missionary.”
“A man of great joviality. An open man. A man who goes to others,” Pierre said. “He doesn’t wait for you to come. He goes around. He is a man of the road, of the streets, of the houses.”
Bishop-designate Fabre, 66, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He immigrated to New York City in high school, and graduated from St. John’s University in Queens in 1981. He went on to study at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, Canada, and the Chicago Theological Union and the Scalabrini House of Theology, also in Chicago. He earned a master’s degree in divinity and a licentiate in human mobility (migration) from the Pontifical Urbaniana College in Rome.
In response to the news of Bishop-designate Fabre’s appointment, Father Brian Shanley, the president of St. John’s University, said in a statement that Bishop-designate Fabre reflects “the founding Catholic and Vincentian mission of the University.”
“The immigrant journey of Bishop-designate Fabre and his pastoral and professional success personifies the enduring story of St. John’s,” Shanley said. “On behalf of the extended family of the University, I offer him my heartfelt blessings and congratulations.”
Bishop-designate Fabre was ordained a priest in 1986 at St. Theresa of Avila Church in Brooklyn. His ordination was led by then-Auxiliary Bishop Wilton Gregory of Chicago. Father Fabre’s first assignment after ordination was as the parochial vicar at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Immokalee, Florida (1986-1990). From there he served as chaplain to Haitian refugees at Guantanamo Base, Cuba (1990-1991), and as pastor at San Pedro de Macorís parish in the Dominican Republic (1991-2004). He then returned to the states as parochial vicar at St. Joseph’s parish in Athens, Georgia (2006-2008), and then held the same role at Holy Trinity parish in Peachtree City, Georgia (2008-2010), before assuming his current position.
After Bishop-designate Fabre’s consecration and installation on April 29, he will join Cardinal Gregory as one of seven Black bishops in the United States. Bishop-designate Fabre will be the second Haitian-American to become a U.S. bishop after Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq of Brooklyn, who died last year. Bishop-designate Fabre is the first to lead a diocese. He will also be the first Black bishop in the history of the Diocese of Charleston.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, who has been an advocate and leader for Haitian Catholics for decades, visited Father Fabre in both Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Wenski stayed at Father Fabre’s rectory in the Dominican Republic, and remembers how the shower was a five gallon bucket of water and a ladle.
“So he’s been close to the poor and I think people that work with the poor bring a tremendous gift to the Church when they rise to positions of influence in the episcopacy,” Archbishop Wenski told The Tablet.
The archbishop added that Bishop-designate Fabre brings a lot to the U.S. Catholic Church with his experiences.
“He’ll be a good advocate for immigrants in Charleston and having been raised in the United States he’ll have a good understanding of the African American experience,” Archbishop Wenski said. “He’ll also bring to that the richness of his own Haitian background, and also the fact that Haitians have been a part of the American Catholic Church since the beginning of our Church.”
At the introductory news conference Bishop-designate Fabre spoke mostly of his family, then on the state of society, and towards the end gave a preview of his ability to fluently speak five different languages – English, Spanish, Italian, French, and Creole.
Bishop-designate Fabre acknowledged the division that exists in current society, and suggested that people remember that everyone is a part of one humanity and “we’ll be better off” bringing that humanity together.
One anecdote Bishop-designate Fabre gave about his family was the moment he told his mother that he wanted to be a priest and she “looked at me in the eyes and said ‘if you’re going to do it, do it right.’” He also spoke of his mother’s lifelong devotion to the Catholic faith, and involvement with the Legion of Mary in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Mary Modeste, the president of the Legion of Mary Brooklyn/Queens Comitium, told The Tablet that she remembers Fabre’s mother, Anita Fabre. Modeste couldn’t believe the news of Bishop-designate Fabre’s appointment to the Diocese of Charleston.
“There’s no words to express,” Modeste said. “This is simply fantastic, amazing.”
can keto pills be take while breastfeeding drinking water to lose weight fast what is the ingredients in keto pills 4 month weight loss do keto diet pills sork prednisone and weight loss pills what is in oneshot keto pills what is in the keto fast pills how much cardio a day to lose weight fast fat weight loss pills strongest diet pills that work diet pills advert famous diet pills that work how to lose belly fat when pregnant how to figure out macros for keto weight loss true vision diet pills foods to eat in order to lose weight fast help lose belly fat few drugs for weight loss fda planet fitness machines to lose belly fat what pills help you lose belly fat what exercise machine to lose belly fat pills or gummies to lose belly fat for mennear me pinterest weight loss pills grocery list to lose belly fat rapid weight loss pills gnc what is a quick way to lose belly fat keto advanced diet pills reciew best way to lose belly fat running pink and purple diet pills
pcos weight loss pills supplements to lose belly fat water pills quick weight loss weight loss pills saxenda bee pollen pills for weight loss nutrishop butter coffee weight loss can sleeping pills cause weight loss puerfit keto pills xenical weight loss pills ebay jordan smith weight loss mexican weight loss pills 3 months bodybuilding weight loss advanced medical weight loss slim xtreme platinum diet pills keto maxx pills reviews phil mickelson keto pills keto pills where to buy free 30 day trial weight loss pills free shipping d and p diet pills weight loss pills hormones how many carbs on keto for weight loss best rated diet pills for weight loss keto essentials supplements best pills to burn belly fat l carnitine lose weight fast 7 day diet pills plan for weight loss how can women lose belly fat james denton weight loss what diet can i do to lose belly fat does holland and barrett sell keto diet pills
weight loss pills for teenage girl lose weight fast over 40 black market weight loss pills keto one pills shark tank fast weight loss pills sold at walmart best weight loss pills for men prescribe physician that will prescribe weight loss pills watchdog weight loss pills thrive weight loss pills price one month nicole wallace weight loss free trial organic weight loss pills does any anxiety medication cause weight loss punk booster pills for weight loss weight loss pills only take for a month how much turmeric pills to take for weight loss best time to take diet pills xenadrine diet pills side effects do ellipticals help lose belly fat weight loss medication prescription best fat burner on the market drugs for weight loss australia jumpstart keto weight loss does green tea fat burner pills actually work boveak weight loss medication best fat burner for stomach my doctor wont prescribe weight loss pills workouts to lose side belly fat fluoxetine diet pills can not lose belly fat should i take potassium supplements on keto
walgreens natural male enhancement pills otc ed pills cvs trial bottles of male enhancement pills black mamba erection pills male enhancement pills multi how to increase penis size naturally for teens bow and arrow male enhancement pills ebay usa how to get a man to last longer durimg sex after sex pills to prevent pregnancy how to get a big penis no pills yellow sex pills hims sex pills reviews viagra vs penis enlargement pills what really is the best penis enlargement pills how to sexually last longer supplement pills enhance penis growth can erection pills cause blood in semen male sex enhancement pills and headaches vigor ed pills male enhancement pills that has fast acting beating ed caused by diabetes without pills pills to help with penis size male ed pills reviews male enhancement pills with sildenafil in them pills that help your penis grow do any of the penis pills work ama i sell penis pills reddirt it meme penis enlargemtn pills how to make your dick bigger with supplements red man root all natural male enhancement pills
extreme fx male enhancement pills magnum 9800 male enhancement pills top ten male enhancement pills 2022 natural male enhancement no pills or pumps male enhancement pills anthro09 tadagra erection pills 10mg buy male enhancement pills in fr lauderdale penile implants vs ed pills pills for men to boost sex drive how old to buy erection pills from gas station all night erection pills hiw ti get bigger penis without pills roman erection pills alpha q ed pills gnc best erectile dysfunction pills erectile dysfunction pills laws in colorado what if erectile dysfunction pills dont work penis enlargement medicine quora extend ed pills dxl ed pills and warfarin inr raging lion ed pills how to make my penis bigger when flacid why wont pills make the penis bigger adam west pills penis penis englargement pills amazon how to increase penis size as teenager how to grow your penis 2 inches gforce erection pills sexual enhancement pills australia best pills to grow your penis
hot flow male enhancement pills penis ehancement pills phgh rx truth about male enhancement pills health source penis pills grock male enhancement pills reviews does cvs sell ed pills best non perscription male enhancement pills natural pills for blood flow to penis best gas station sex pills 2022 how to make manic panic color last longer how to last longer in bed as a man best way to take ed pills how to last longer in bed with antidepressants sleeping pills sex sex pills for men for long lastinh sex chinese pills for male enhancement strong thick erection pills herbal male enhancement pills reviews vigra mens ed pills how to last longer in bed naturally food pills to help turtling penis george foreman male enhancement pills instant working penis pills top ed pills reviews penis pills that really work erection enlargement pills from australia do pornstars take penis enlgargment pills magic knights male enhancement pills can your penis grow with pills pills that will make your penis bigger
best cbd gummies on groupon is royal cbd gummies legal in arizona do cbd gummies cause diarrhea are cbd gummies safe for breastfeeding moms cloud n9ne cbd gummies amazon smilz cbd gummies do cbd gummies show in urine hemp cbd gummies and high blood pressure valhalla cbd gummies does 7 11 sell cbd gummies cbd gummies 1500 mg best cbd gummies available can cbd gummies make you throw up review gummy king cbd cbd blue moon gummies equilibria cbd gummies cbd content in chill gummies did the sharks invest in cbd gummies just cbd gummies emoj4i best cbd gummies for inflamation companies that sell cbd gummies cbd gummies mile high can you take a cbd gummies if you smoked weed cbd gummy reviews best cbd cbg gummies jolly cbd gummies 300mg cbd gummies shark cbd gummies for epilepsy bella vista distributor cbd gummies hometown hero cbd gummies
dr oz gummies cbd green ape cbd gummies price american shaman cbd gummies review yummy gummy cbd 1000 mg cbd oil gummies 25 mg cbd gummies corvallis oregon cbd gummies conroe tx royal cbd living gummies reviews swag brand cbd gummies cbd gummies in clifton ohio healthiest cbd gummies free trial just cbd gummies with melatonin where can i get cbd gummies in little rock chong cbd gummies boosting natural health cbd gummies cbd gummies for anxiety vegan lucent valley cbd gummies charles stanley where can i buy cbd gummies gardner ma cbd gummies new jersey cbd gummies black friday deals is cbd gummies haram cbd gummy bears for smoking cbd isolate gummies 5 ct cbd gummies for anxiety where to buy cbd gummies show on urinalysis gummy cbd dose premium jane royal cbd gummies cbd edibles nerd gummies what is cbd gummy used for 30 mg cbd gummies
well being labs cbd gummies royal cbd gummies best journeyman cbd gummies dore assure hello extract gummies contain cbd dosage for cbd gummies pmd cbd gummies reviews 2 5 mg cbd gummies best vegan cbd gummies for sleep is it ok to take cbd gummies every night cbd gummies 20mg 40mg of cbd gummies just cbd gummies 250mg best cbd gummies from colorado do cbd gummies make you gain weight whats a cbd gummies pros and cons cbd gummies tropical cbd gummies diy best cbd gummies in store where can i buy cbd gummies near beverly ma cbd gummy bears canada columbus cbd gummies cali cbd infused gummy candy 250 mg how many mg is in chill cbd gummies cbd gummies columbus oh optimum cbd gummies how much dosagr of just cbd gummies to relax cbd gummy bears hemp bombs winged cbd gummies review 400 mg cbd sour gummy worms can cbd gummies help you stop drinking alcohol
different medications for diabetes type 2 diabetes brand name medications list of new diabetes medications diabetes drugs that help with weight loss type of diabetes with oral medications recent discoveries in diabetes type 1 medications can medications cause type 1 diabetes type 2 diabetes generic medications ace diabetes medications how to lower blood sugar immediately medications injection for type 11 diabetes how to lower prediabetes blood sugar jardin diabetes medications diabetes classes of medications diabetes mellitus medications in india diabetes medication shot once a week chf and diabetes medications what vitamins lower blood sugar lawsuits for medications that cause diabetes are diabetes medications autonomic diabetes medications novalog diabetes type 2 medications list not inclin how can i lower my blood sugar quickly test medications to treat diabetes how do i lower my fasting blood sugar diabetes medication recall different types of diabetes medication why are diabetes medications so expensive diabetes and cholesterol lowering drugs diabetes medications causes flesh eating disease
can type 1 diabetes be treated with oral medications medications diabetes insipidus stelegra diabetes medications diabetic pills what is side effect of most diabetes medications diabetes 2 medication side effects do some medications cause type 2 diabetes type 2 diabetes medications cause weight gain diabetes medications taht interact new combination medications for type 2 diabetes diabetes medications excreted through kidneys new medications for diabetes how do type 2 diabetes medications work natural meds for diabetes diabetes medications cheet sheet dangerous diabetes medications in the past how much vinegar to lower blood sugar diabetic medicine lawsuit what food helps lower blood sugar cheapest diabetes medications not metformin what is the best exercise to lower blood sugar diabetes medication free what foods can help lower blood sugar xigduo diabetes medication what foods can you eat to lower blood sugar diabetes medications dental effect what foods lower your blood sugar fast diabetes medications in renal failure diabetic medicine journal diabetes medications with old age improvements
cost of diabetes medications what do i eat to lower my blood sugar list of diabetes medications by class insulin medications for diabetes type 2 diabetes medications that help you lose weight medications for diabetes 2 in pill names affect of diabetes medications on the liver function what can i drink to lower my blood sugar what are safe diabetes medications how can oral medications treat diabetes work diabetes medications ndbe long short acting medications for type 1 diabetes and type 2 when to take diabetes oral medications pfizer diabetes medications how much does lantus lower blood sugar side effects of not taking diabetes medication accidentally took diabetes medication how to lower my blood sugar level pre diabetes medication metformin prescribed medications for diabetes 2 when should i take diabetes medication diabetes and new drugs diabetes medication assistance programs what herbs help lower blood sugar side effects of type 2 diabetes medication what supplement helps lower blood sugar diabetes ii drugs diabetes medications gardia diabetic foot pain medicine diabetes medication price
high blood pressure medication dosage can finasteride lower your blood pressure mild high blood pressure medication lower your diastolic blood pressure naturally blood pressure medication starts with m ibuprofen blood pressure medication blood pressure medication combinations does nitrostat lower blood pressure anti blood pressure medication how do you lower the top number of blood pressure generic blood pressure medicine food that can lower high blood pressure vinegar lower blood pressure brand names of high blood pressure medications can a hot bath lower blood pressure does tart cherry capsules lower blood pressure lower back pain high blood pressure blue high blood pressure pills plants that lower blood pressure ibuprofen and high blood pressure medicine does topiramate lower blood pressure does deep breathing lower blood pressure does tylenol pm lower blood pressure sinus medication high blood pressure lower blood pressure meds emergency blood pressure medicine blood pressure meds that start with l will lorazepam lower blood pressure bp medicine name lower blood pressure natural herbs
how to immediately lower your blood pressure medication to blood pressure can you take zinc with blood pressure medication supplements to lower blood pressure naturally blood pressure medication statin magnesium and blood pressure medicine can we stop blood pressure medication foods to avoid on blood pressure medication blood pressure medication and tinnitus lower blood pressure medication benadryl and blood pressure medicine flu medicine for high blood pressure smoothies to lower blood pressure how much cbd to lower blood pressure lower my blood pressure now cat blood pressure medicine will ativan lower blood pressure constipation and high blood pressure medications how fast does losartan lower blood pressure how to lower down high blood pressure supplements to lower diastolic blood pressure does deep breathing lower blood pressure how do you naturally lower high blood pressure blood pressure medicine amlodipine recall natural herbs to help lower blood pressure how do i lower my blood pressure medication hypertension medications side effects will taking a xanax lower my blood pressure probiotics and blood pressure meds best ways to lower high blood pressure naturally
how long can you go blood pressure medication common side effects of hypertension medications antihistamine and blood pressure medication breathing techniques to lower your blood pressure cold medicine to take with high blood pressure can ambien lower blood pressure can exercise lower blood pressure does walking help lower blood pressure teas that lower blood pressure hypotension drugs does alcohol raise or lower blood pressure what can i do to lower high blood pressure does quitting smoking lower blood pressure does tea lower blood pressure will turmeric lower blood pressure will a diuretic lower blood pressure will stopping birth control lower blood pressure name of blood pressure pills hibiscus to lower blood pressure can pineapple juice lower blood pressure how does the body lower blood pressure spices lower blood pressure and cholesterol what can i do to lower my high blood pressure lower blood pressure with vitamins pressure points to lower blood sugar cinnamon and high blood pressure medicine blood pressure pills niacin to lower blood pressure does sleeping pills raise blood pressure how does alcohol lower blood pressure
Your email will be used to send you The Tablet newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy. More info.
Create your free account or log in to continue reading.

The Tablet is the newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, serving Brooklyn and Queens since 1908.
© 2022 DeSales Media Group, Inc. Website by 345 Design


What's your reaction?

In Love
Not Sure

You may also like

More in:Diaspora

Comments are closed.