Inspiring: Cause for sainthood started for 1st black U.S. priest

Inspiring:

Fr. Augustus Tolton, a man born into slavery who became the first American diocesan priest of African descent, is now being considered for canonization. Cardinal Francis George announced on Monday that the nineteenth century priest’s cause for sainthood has been introduced in the Archdiocese of Chicago

via Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: Cause for sainthood introduced for first black U.S. priest.

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4 Responses to Inspiring: Cause for sainthood started for 1st black U.S. priest

  1. Maureen says:

    have you read the book about his life? inspiring read of faith, humilty and perseverence.

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  3. Devman says:

    Maureen, no I’ve not read it but would like to. Thanks for the info!

  4. Maureen says:

    It’s “From Slave to Priest” by Caroline Hemesath