View Preview Father Augustus ToltonThe Slave Who Became the First African-American Priest by Harold Burke-Sivers Format Choose an optioneBookPaperback Quantity Father Augustus Tolton quantity Add to cart In these fascinating pages, popular author and speaker Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers tells the gripping story of Augustine Tolton, who valiantly overcame a series of seemingly insurmountable challenges — birth into slavery, his father's death, abject poverty, and even being denied acceptance by every Catholic seminary in America — to become the first black American priest.Despite the hardships placed on Fr. Tolton by a culture rooted in racial hatred, he became a tireless messenger of the Gospel, plunging into the Deep South where segregation was decreed by harsh laws, penetrating even the hardest of hearts with the richness, beauty, and truth of the Catholic Faith. He was a beacon of hope to black Catholics in the 19th Century who were trying to find a home in the American Church. He was a visionary who saw beyond race and politics, teaching that the Catholic Church wants to free us not just from slavery, but from slavery to sin. Amidst great persecution, Fr. Tolton showed us that being configured to Christ means emptying ourselves so that God can fill us, exposing the weakest parts of who we are so that God can make us strong, becoming blind to the ways of this world so Christ can lead us, and dying to ourselves so we can rise with Christ. All who seek to be formed more perfectly to Christ have a role model in Fr. Tolton, a persevering and holy man who sought above all the salvation of souls. Details Pages 176 ISBN or UPC 978-1-68278-058-9 Dimensions N/A Weight N/A SKU Q80596 SKU Q80589 Reviews There are no reviews yet. Add your review Cancel replyYour rating * Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Your review *Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You Might Also Like The Silent Knight The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur Unmasking Mother Teresa’s Critics Encounters with Angels A Book of Angels
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