Saints of Color:

Blacks on the Road to Sainthood

ST. AMANT, La. – Emotion, fueled by centuries of oppression but buoyed with the idealism of hope, permeated the nearly 100-year-old walls of Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant on a steamy Saturday morning.

More than 200 people gathered at Holy Rosary on Aug. 17 for “A Day of Reflection: African-Americans on the Path to Sainthood.” The day focused on six African Americans whose causes for sainthood are in varying stages.

Currently, there are no African-American saints.




Speakers examined the lives of the candidates, who include Venerable Henriette Delille of New Orleans, Venerable Father Pierre Toussaint of New York, Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange of Baltimore, Venerable Father Augustus Tolton, Julia Greeley of Denver and Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Thea Bowman of Canton, Mississippi.   More….












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