Did you know that November is Black Catholic History Month?
This month, we’re honoring the men and women from Africa who have pioneered the faith! Many forget that Christianity didn’t start in Europe. Black Catholics have had a huge impact on the history and traditions of Christianity. The church has been celebrating Black Catholic History Month since 1990 when the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States instigated it. November seemed appropriate because it holds special days for two prominent African Catholics: St. Augustine whose birthday is on November 13, and St. Martin de Porres whose feast day is celebrated on November 3.
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Rev.doP.Augustus Tolton, 1854-1897 English / Español
Madre Henriette Delille, SSF, 1812-1862 English / Español
Venerable Pierre Toussaint, 1766 - 1863 English / Español
Servant of God Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA, 1937 - 1990 English / Español