SHALLOTTE—In the vestibule of St. Brendan Catholic Church, a statue of St. Brendan the Navigator beckons those into the comforting arms of the church.
“All are welcome in this place,” the sign behind the statute reads. And across the hall, another sign, “Todos son bienvenidos aqui.”
Like most churches, all are welcome at St. Brendan.
Much like the saint for which the church was named, Sister Maria Theresa Orbegozo is navigating the way for the St. Brendan’s Hispanic population.