Be strengthened by the witness of the saints who have gone before us!
This prayer card is part of a series that honors African American Catholics who are on the formal path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. The series evokes the contributions of Black Catholics in the United States, who, through their witness to the faith, their great charity toward others, and their love for God in the midst of various sufferings, reflect the light of Christ in today’s world.
This prayer requests the intercession of Fr. Augustus Tolton (April 1, 1854 – July 9, 1897), a former slave, who, when he was ordained in 1886 to the priesthood, became the first US Catholic priest publicly known to be black.
Use these beautiful prayer cards to deepen your faith! Share these prayer cards with friends, family, or get copies for your parish community. These prayer cards would also be a great resource for diocesan programs, parish faith formation, and religious education.
NOTE: This prayer card is sold in packs of 25. The prayer card (4 ¼” by 5 ½”) will fit inside a standard A2 envelope for diocesan, parish, or school mailings.
Artwork by Anthony VanArsdale © 2017 National Black Catholic Congress.