From Slave to Priest: A Biography of the Reverend Augustine Tolton (1854-1897) : First Black American Priest of the United States (Google eBook)

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Ignatius Press, 1973 - Religion - 251 pages
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Fr. Augustine Tolton (1854-1897) was the first black priest in the United States. Born into a black Catholic slave family, Father Tolton conquered almost insurmountable odds to become a Catholic priest. At his early death of 43, this pioneer black American priest left behind a shining legacy of holy service to God, the Church and his people. This is a story that will give strength and hope to others who face simlar prejudice and opposition inside, and outside, the Church and Christianity.
  

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

Reason for Reading: I enjoy reading biographies Religious and I have a particular interest in the Civil War era and escaped slaves. Augustine Tolton escaped slavery with his mother and two siblings ... Read full review

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User Review  - sullijo - LibraryThing

From Slave to Priest: A Biography of the Reverend Augustine Tolton (1854-1897) is the story of Fr. Augustine Tolton, the first black priest in the United States (a number of mixed-race priests ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD TO THE 2006 EDITION
9
FOREWORD TO THE 1973 EDITION
13
PREFACE
17
THE WEDDING CELEBRATION
19
IN QUEST OF FREEDOM
25
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM
33
THE SPIRIT BREATHES WHERE IT WILL
43
THE DIVINE INVITATION
53
OFF TO ROME
124
THE SEMINARIAN
131
SAINT JOSEPHS SCHOOL IN QUINCY
141
YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER
147
A MISSIONARY TO AMERICA
159
FATHER TOLTON PASTOR
167
THE BITTER DRAUGHT
178
CHICAGOS FIRST BLACK PARISH
191

WE ARE NOT READY
63
A DARK INTERLUDE
72
FRANCISCAN OVERTURES
83
THE LAY APOSTLE
94
THE LESSON
104
THROUGH THE DARKNESS TO THE LIGHT
113
SAINT MONICAS CHURCH IN CHICAGO
200
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
217
THE SHEPHERDLESS FLOCK
225
BIBLIOGRAPHY
239
INDEX
245
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