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Boreta Singleton

Boreta A. Singleton, a native of Philadelphia, PA, is an African American ‘cradle Catholic.’  She taught in Catholic elementary and middle schools there and was the Director of the Office for Black Catholics for four years.  Boreta is presently  the Director of Faculty Formation at St. Peter’s Prep High School, a Jesuit sponsored school for boys .

Boreta holds an MA in Theology from University of Notre Dame, an MS in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Neumann University and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Fairfield University.  She has a certificate in the Supervision of Spiritual Directors from Together in the Mystery.  Boreta is a Candidate for the Sisters of Mercy and is happy to again  present at Cranaleith !

Events with Boreta Singleton

We've Come This Far by Faith: African American Spirituality Series, part 1 (online)
September 25, 2021

Six African American Catholics are under consideration for canonization: Thea Bowman, Henriette Delille, Julia Greeley, Elizabeth Lange, Augustus Tolton, and Pierre Toussaint.  These men and women led ordinary lives but, just like us, were called to holiness!  How did they embody the gospel amidst the challenges of their lives?  How…

Salt of the Earth: A Series on African American Spirituality
September 25, 2021

This three-part series explores facets of the Christian faith as lived by African Americans.  The programs open up new information with time for reflection and prayer.  Each session stands independent of the others, so feel free to join in as many as you can. Sept. 25: We’ve Come This Far…

Trusting in God's Holy Word: African American Spirituality, part 2 (online)
October 16, 2021

The Black Church has a long history of calling one another and all people to practice the Golden Rule.  So it is only natural that faith prompted many to participate in and influence the American Civil Rights Movement.  Some are Catholics like Father John LaFarge, SJ, and some belong to…

Teach Me Your Ways, O Lord: African American Spirituality, part 3 (online)
November 13, 2021

When our country suffered the effects of segregation and Jim Crow laws, all aspects of life were affected, including the Catholic Church. Black Women called to religious life were not permitted to enter White religious communities.  In response to the needs of people of color, religious communities of women were…

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