Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman:

What does it Mean to be Black and Catholic

What does it mean to be black & Catholic?
It means I come to my Church, FULLY FUNCTIONING. That doesn’t frighten you does it?
I come to my Church fully functioning, I bring myself; my black self.
All that I am. All that I have. All that I hope to become. My traditions, my experience, my culture, my African American song and dance, gesture, movement, teaching, preaching, and responsibility: As gift, to the Church.