Black History Month: Path to Sainthood
With February being Black History Month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has recognized four individuals of African decent who are on the road to sainthood.
The article, found here, profiles Venerable Pierre Toussaint. A hairdresser of high society women, Toussaint became very wealthy but used his wealth to shelter orphans, refugees and other street people. He founded one of New York’s first orphanages and raised money for the city’s first cathedral.