Did you know one of the first foreigners mentioned in the Bible to be baptized was an African?
Black Catholic Saints
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.
Did you know that one of the greatest Bible scholars, Origen, was from ancient Egypt?
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?
Did you know that a black African Catholic, Saint Anthony of Alexandria, is known as the patriarch of monks?
Did you know Catholics from Africa led the way in being witnesses for Christ in the face of grave persecutions?
Did you know Augustus Tolton, was the first publicly known black Roman Catholic priest in the United States (1886)?
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?
Did you know a slave born of Christian parents at Philadelpho in Sicily in 1522 became a Franciscan monk and saint?
Did you know that Antonio Vieira was an African born in Portugal?