Father Augustus Tolton
The Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest
By Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
The mission of the Catholic Church is to free people from the slavery of sin and bring them into a loving relationship with God. Who better to understand the struggle from slavery to freedom than the first African-American priest? This page-turning true story tells of how Augustine was born into slavery, suffered the pain of his father's death, lived in abject poverty, and even after being denied acceptance by every seminary in America, was able to see past race and politics, finding his way at last into the priesthood of Jesus Christ. He would be a beacon of hope in the 19th century for black Catholics trying to find a home in the Church. Absolutely amazing read!
Softcover, 176 pages
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