#Venerablack

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Pierre Toussaint Boulevard now stands in Brooklyn

The Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn now can boast of a Black Catholic saint among their geographical markers: behold, Pierre Toussaint Blvd.

Black Catholic boulevard coming to NYC Sunday, honoring Pierre Toussaint

A NYC City Council member is partnering with the Brooklyn Diocese to name a street after Pierre Toussaint, a Black Catholic saint legendary for his charity work in the area.

Reflection: The springtime dawn of Venerable Fr Augustus Tolton

On April Fool's Day each year, the Church is blessed to honor the legacy of the first Black priest in America who served his own.

Reflection: On her feast day, honoring the living legacy of Sr Thea Bowman

In the midst of ongoing assaults on Black life and culture, Gunnar Gundersen reflects on the wisdom of Servant of God Thea Bowman on her feast day.

Sr Thea Bowman Foundation names new leader, succeeding Mary Lou Jennings

The foundation started by Servant of God Sr Dr. Thea Bowman before her death is now entering a new era—its first not led by co-founder Mary Lou Jennings.

Review: 'Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood' (part 2)

Henriette Delille overcame multiple bishops to found the second Black religious order in the US in 1837. You wouldn't know it from reading Michael Heinlein's new Black saints book, though.

Black Catholic Round-up (2/9/2021)

Black History Month has brought a bevy of stories concerning Black Catholics already, but the topics covered are by no means limited to history. Read on!
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