Black Catholic Saints

Black Saints: Ethiopian eunuch

Did you know one of the first foreigners mentioned in the Bible to be baptized was an African?

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Black Saints: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in Washington, DC, was formed because black Catholics were denied full participation in the parish life at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church.

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Black Saints: Origen

Did you know that one of the greatest Bible scholars, Origen, was from ancient Egypt?

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Black Saints: Toussaint L'Ouverture

Did you know that a black Haitian Catholic, Toussaint L’Ouverture played a key role in the first successful attempted by a salve population in the Americas and world to win independence from European colonialism?

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Black Saints: Anthony of Alexandria

Did you know that a black African Catholic, Saint Anthony of Alexandria, is known as the patriarch of monks?

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Black Saints: Charles Lwanga

Did you know Catholics from Africa led the way in being witnesses for Christ in the face of grave persecutions?

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Black Saints: Augustus Tolton

Did you know Augustus Tolton, was the first publicly known black Roman Catholic priest in the United States (1886)?

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Black Saints: Sr. Thea Bowman

Did you know that a little Methodist girl born, Bertha Bowman, in Yazoo City, Miss., grew up to be a renowned Roman Catholic nun, teach and scholar?

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Black Saints: Benedict the Moor

Did you know a slave born of Christian parents at Philadelpho in Sicily in 1522 became a Franciscan monk and saint?

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Black Saints: Antonio Vieira

Did you know that Antonio Vieira was an African born in Portugal?

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