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 did God’s grace carry them through and shine in them to inspire others? How might their lives influence yours?
Salt of the Earth: A Series on African American Spirituality 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. Register here for the full series all at once and at a discounted rate.
- Sept. 25: We’ve Come This Far by Faith – Portraits of African Americans Awaiting Canonization
- Oct. 16: Trusting in God’s Holy Word – Black Christians and the Civil Rights Movement
- Nov. 13: Teach Me Your Ways, O Lord – The Role of Black Catholic Religious Communities in the USA
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,…
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