St. Rafka

St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church

Dreams do come true, especially when God is with those who dream. In the late 1800s, Maronite Catholic families from the Middle East -- primarily Lebanon and Syria - -migrated to the Greenville, South Carolina area drawn by the prospect of finding work, primarily in the textile industry.

Although there was no Maronite church, there was a Catholic church, Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, and it is there that these Maronite Catholics worshiped...