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Jul 08 2015

Island Bells Ring To Honor AME 9

Photos by Steve Rosamilia

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Delores Schweitzer, Cathy Burton, Melissa Darby, Marion Wilkins, and Tommy Knisley ring tower bells at Stella Maris Catholic Church on Sunday, June 21, 2015 along with churches throughout the Charleston area, to honor the passing of nine members of Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church.

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The bells were half-muffled to create a special funereal ringing tone, and the members of Stella Maris remembered the victims of the Charleston shooting on June 17 during weekend Masses and in a special novena prayer for the healing of the families and community affected and the tragedy.

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