Sainthood Candidates

 

VENERABLE PIERRE TOUSSAINT                           (1766 – 1853)

  •  Former slave. Became a philanthropist
  • Cause for canonization opened in 1968
  • Declared “Venerable” in 1997
 

 Pierre Toussaint Video

(Courtesy of Archdiocese of New Orleans)

Link to Pierre Toussaint Guild & Info

 

 

 

 

 

VENERABLE HENRIETTE DELILLE                    (1813 – 1862)

  •   Free woman of color
  • Co-founded the Sisters of the Holy Family
  • Cause for canonization opened in 1988
  • Declared “Venerable” in 2010

Henriette Delille Video

(Courtesy of Archdiocese of New Orleans)

Link to Henriette Delille Info

 

 

 

 

“SERVANT OF GOD” MOTHER MARY LANGE (1794 – 1882)

  • Co-Founder of the Oblate Sisters of Providence
  • Cause for canonization opened in 1991

Mary Lange Video

(Courtesy of Archdiocese of New Orleans)

Link to Mother Mary Lange Guild

 

 

 

 

“SERVANT OF GOD” FR. AUGUSTUS TOLTON (1854 – 1897)

  • 1st recognized African American to be ordained a priest
  • Cause for canonization opened in 2011

Fr. Augustus Tolton Video

(Courtesy of Archdiocese of New Orleans)

Link to Fr. Augustus Tolton Info

 

 

 

 

JULIA GREELEY                                                           (18 [35-55] -1918)

  •  Former slave
  • Charitable works and assisted poor families
  • Secular Franciscan
  • Cause for canonization opened in 2016

Julia Greeley Video

(Courtesy of Archdiocese of New Orleans)

Link to Julia Greeley Guild

 

 

 

 

SR. THEA BOWMAN                                                      (1937 – 1990)

Link to Sr. Thea Bowman Info