Archdiocese of Baltimore: St. Alphonsus Shrine entrusted to Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
Story by George P. Matysek Jr.
"Only in the city two months, Father Joel E. Kiefer has already become a familiar presence in downtown Baltimore.
Wearing his buttoned-down black cassock, the stocky West Point graduate regularly walks the streets and alleys surrounding the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Ligouri. Holding his rosary, the 47-year-old priest prays the Marian devotion as part of what he calls a “ministry of presence.”
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