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Date & Time Details: Saturday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Eastern Time

Location: Online


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

Boreta Singleton

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 founded. They include the Oblates of Providence, the Sisters of the Holy Family of New Orleans, and the Franciscan Sisters of the Pure Heart of Mary. Come and hear their stories of faith and perseverance.

This is the third part in a series that 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.

  • 25: We’ve Come This Far by Faith – Portraits of African Americans Awaiting Canonization
  • 16: Trusting in God’s Holy Word – Black Christians and the Civil Rights Movement
  • 13: Teach Me Your Ways, O Lord – The Role of Black Catholic Religious Communities in the USA


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,…
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