Pioneering Sister of Mercy Featured

A nun in black dress standing outside near bushes.

From the Associated Press story: “Black Catholic Nuns: A compelling long-overlooked history” published on April 30:

“Among the many pioneers is Sister Cora Marie Billings, who as a 17-year-old in 1956 became the first Black person admitted into the Sisters of Mercy in Philadelphia. Later, she was the first Black nun to teach in a Catholic high school in Philadelphia and was a co-founder of the National Black Sisters’ Conference.”

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