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Thursday, May 12, 2022

ON FRIDAY THE 13TH, MAY 13TH TO BE EXACT, I WILL GET A NEW BISHOP, SORT OF....

 Thank God the Church and this new bishop aren't superstitious!

My bombshell news about my impending retirement, effective July 1st, also indicates that I will be living full time in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, Hilton Head Island, to be exact. 

Thus, when I celebrate Mass on Hilton Head or any South Carolina parish, I will pray for Francis our pope and Jacques our bishop. I need to learn the proper pronunciation though. Is it "Jock" or is it "Jack-ish"? Inquiring bi-diocesan priests want to know. 

But of course, my true bishop is Bishop Stephen Parkes of Savannah. I wonder if that last name is "parks" or "park-is"?

With praise and gratitude to Almighty God, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston joyfully announces the Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Most Reverend Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS, as Fourteenth Bishop of Charleston, Friday, May 13, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

Attendance of the in-person event is by invitation, so please join us online:

5 comments:

Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh said...

Jaques (Zhahk) I had no problem with pronouncing.

Fabre was another story. When I first read it I thought it was "fab-RAY," like Nanette Fabray. When I spoke with a Charleston priest, he said the last "-re" is voiced as it is in Sacre Coeur or Sacre Bleu. So it seems it is voiced "FAB-ruh."

rcg said...

As any red blooded American knows it is pronounced FAR-buh as in Brett Farbe.

Unknown said...

It's like "jock" except the j is more like the J in "Taj Mahal" . Fab-ruh is probably close enough if that's the best you can do, because the specific r and e sounds aren't really applicable in English. I can't describe exactly how to do the French R but it can be substituted with a rolling r. The e at the end is almost like the "oo " in the word "foot". But since emphasis is probably on the "Fa", the e is not very prominent. That said, the best way to find out is to ask. A lot of french names in the states have been mispronounced for so long that it's become the common word (like the awful " Noter Daim" ) . But when in doubt, the family's pronunciation is always right.

Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh said...

There are not a few DuBose (Dubois) families in and around Savannah...

Ranger01 said...

Yeah, well, whatever. Just leave us to worship the holy Latin Mass of the ages in peace. No more needless restrictions.