Twenty-Eight Saints: February 21 and 22

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 21 Maria W. Stewart, 1803 - 1879 Stewart was born to free black parents, and when they died when she was … Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 21 and 22

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Twenty-Eight Saints: February 19 and 20

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 19 Norris Wright Cuney, c. 1846 - 1898 Though he was of majority-white ancestry, Cuney was born a slave. His mother … Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 19 and 20

Twenty-Eight Saints: February 17 and 18

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 17 Fred Shuttlesworth, 1922 - 2011 Shuttlesworth understood what it meant to put his life on the line for justice. As … Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 17 and 18

Twenty-Eight Saints: February 15 and 16

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 15 Harriet Tubman, c. 1822 - 1913 Tubman was born Araminta Ross and a slave sometime around 1822. Though illiterate, her … Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 15 and 16

What We Have Left Undone

And this is not something we want to hear. It means that we, too, are responsible for our communal sins, even if we as individuals haven’t committed them.