Throughout the Lenten season, Pax Christi USA has been exploring the theme of “witness.” Six African American Catholics, the “Saintly Six,” are under consideration for canonization and gave witness to what it looks like for the church to be an active community of disciples. As we heard from Dr. Shannen Dee Williams and read in Subversive Habits, Black Catholic history is misreported and underreported within the Church. Because of this omission, there are currently no Black saints from the U.S.
This Lent, PCYAC will pray with and for the Saintly Six during a prayer service on Wednesday, March 15. If you are a young person between ages 18-39, please join us: Use this link to register.
- To explore the theme of witness and reflect on the lives of Venerable Pierre Toussaint, Venerable Henriette Delille, Venerable Augustus Tolton, and Servants of God Mary Lange, Julia Greeley, and Thea Bowman, read this year’s Pax Christi USA’s Lent booklet.
- Learn more about the Six here at the USCCB website.
- Read a reflection by Dr. Valerie D. Lewis-Mosley from Eat The Scroll Ministry here.
- Read more here about the work of Saint Ann Catholic Church in Baltimore to promote this cause.
Use this link to register. We welcome participants between the ages of 18-39.
For more information, contact Lauren Bailey, Pax Christi USA’s national field organizer.