St Augustine, FL

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Remembering Francisco Menéndez and Bloody Mose

The Siege of Fort Mose constituted one of the most important battles in US Catholic history. It was orchestrated with the help of a Black Catholic militia.

Reflection: The Black Catholic martyrs of New York deserve our veneration

On this day 281 years ago, British colonial authorities in New York commenced what includes perhaps the first Black Catholic martyrdoms in the future United States.

Fort Mose Jazz and Blues Series rocking this month in St Augustine, Florida

A historic Black Catholic fort in North Florida is raising funds for a reconstructed model of its former glory with a music fest for Black History Month.

Reflection: Too few people recognize the contributions of Black Catholics—from Toni Morrison to Homer Plessy

Nadra Nittle is a Protestant concerned with the neglect of Black people in Catholic histories. Read why she wrote a new book on Toni Morrison.

What is the Blackest diocese in America? It depends.

Ever wondered which diocese has the highest percentage of Black Catholics. With the help of some data from 2016, we might just have the answer.

St Benedict Blues Fest, benefitting historic Black parish, set for this weekend in St Augustine

St Benedict the Moore Catholic Church in St Augustine, Florida is hosting its annual blues festival to fund repairs for its historic rectory.

Canonical coronation of Our Lady of La Leche in St Augustine, Florida makes history Sunday afternoon

Sunday's canonical coronation of Our Lady of La Leche in St Augustine, Florida went off without a hitch, honoring the birthplace of Catholicism in North America.
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