During Black History Month and Lent, the STA Race and Culture Committee asks that we:
Continue praying for the canonization of six African-Americans on the path to Sainthood. Each week of Lent, one of these holy men and women will be featured to raise our awareness and keep their cause in our prayers. In 2022, we sponsored a letter-writing campaign to the Vatican to help promote their cause.
Use our new Lenten Racial Equity Calendar, which provides weekly activities geared to help atone for the sin of racism.
2/18/24 – Venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton
First African American Priest in the US (1886). Quote: “God heals all divisions, including those
that are at the core of racism.”