From Slave to Priest


From Slave to Priest: Inspirational Story of Father Augustine Tolton by Caroline Hemesath, OSF. 251 pages. Augustine Tolton (1854-1897) was a slave who became a catholic priest and faced prejudice and opposition not only in this country but also within the Church, the one institution on which he should have been able to rely. This inspiring story is part of his cause for canonization that has been officially opened in the Diocese of Chicago by Francis Cardinal George.


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