From Slave To Priest: A Biography Of The Reverend Augustine Tolton (1854-1897) First Black American Priest Of The United States
From Slave to Priest: A Biography of the Reverend Augustine Tolton (1854-1897) First Black American Priest of the United States
With the thorough scholarly research and inspirational writing by Sister Caroline Hemesath, the great legacy of this first black priest, and his courage in the face of incredible prejudice within the Church and society, will be a source of strength and hope for modern Christians who face persecution for their faith, especially black Catholics who still experience similar prejudices. In American history, many black people have achieved, against great odds, success and made distinct contributions to our society and their fellowman. But Father Tolton faced a different source of prejudice—an opposition from within the Church, the one institution he should have been able to rely on for compassion and support.
The author interviewed many people who knew Father Tolton personally, including St. Katharine Drexel, and presents a deeply inspiring portrait of a great American Catholic.
About the Author
Deacon Burke-Sivers founded and is president of Servant Enterprises, Inc., a Catholic evangelization and apologetics organization that coordinates speaking tours and seminars, retreats, and develops products and services that support marriage and family life. Deacon Harold lives in Portland,...