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Christ Our King
Diocese of Charleston
Christ Our King: Father Robert Higgins

As a six-year-old boy living with his family in the Catskill Mountains of New York state, he knew he wanted to become a priest. His journey, a meandering path consisting of undergraduate and graduate education and subsequent careers as a teacher of English and English as a second language (ESL), construction project manager of commercial/residential high-rise buildings, restauranteur of Subway franchises, and stockbroker. During years of twists and turns, he had an intact family and lost it through the death of a loved one; earned financial success and lost it; entered the seminary, was distracted and left on several occasions; returned to complete his theological studies and was ordained a Deacon in May 2004 and a Priest in July 2005 by the Diocese of Charleston.

He no longer measures success by money he earns or the possessions he acquires. He believes he has not been called to be successful in the worldly sense, but to be holy - doing God's work - a good leader of prayer - leading people to Christ. His present journey is straightforward and filled to the brim with humility, service, simplicity, obedience, and prayerfulness.

Father Higgins can be contacted through the Parish Office, 884-5587.