Who will be the first Black Catholic saint in the United States?

Read “Who will be the first Black Catholic saint from the United States?” at https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2021/01/21/black-catholic-saints-united-states-239730

There are 11 saints associated with the Catholic Church in the United States. None of them are of African descent. But, an initiative by the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans wants to raise the profile of six Black Catholics—women and men who the Church believes have saintly potential.

Learn more about each saintly person:

Pierre Toussaint (1766-1853): https://www.tinyurl.com/venerable-toussaint
Henriette Delille, S.S.F. (1812-62): https://www.tinyurl.com/henriette-delille
Augustus Tolton (1854-97): https://www.tolton.archchicago.org
Mary Elizabeth Lange, O.S.P. (circa 1784-1882): https://www.motherlange.org
Julia Greeley (between 1833 and 1848-1918): https://www.juliagreeley.org
Thea Bowman, F.S.P.A. (1937-90): sistertheabowman.com

Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University: https://www.xula.edu/ibcs

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