CHARLESTON—Episcopalians and Catholics united in support of Father Patrick Allen as he was ordained for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter on July 7.
Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone ordained Father Allen, a former Episcopal priest, at St. Mary Church in front of about 80 people.
At the beginning of Mass, Father Allen sat next to his wife Ashley. Their children — Lucy, 4, and Henry, 2 — did not attend but waited for them in the reception hall.
Father Allen is the second Anglican priest to enter the ordinariate in South Carolina. The first was Father Jon Chalmers, who was ordained last summer. Father Allen’s community is comprised of six families who joined the Catholic Church in June…