Venerable Pierre Toussaint:

Pierre Toussaint Boulevard now stands in Brooklyn

A little slice of the world (and Heaven) descended upon Little Haiti in the heart of Brooklyn Sunday evening to celebrate a Black Catholic legend known around the country and beyond for his works of charity.

His recompense? For now, on Earth, a street named in his honor in a neighborhood filled with his people.

Venerable Pierre Toussaint, the Haitian-American saint—or saint-to-be, depending on whom you ask—was lauded in a ceremony that began at Holy Cross Catholic Church in a neighborhood known also as “Little Caribbean” since a few years ago.