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There Are No African American Saints. A Lay Catholic Group Seeks to Change That.

December 15, 2021

Venerable Henriette Delille, who founded the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans in 1842, is seen in a restored photo, circa 1850. Photo courtesy Sisters of the Holy Family

Venerable Henriette Delille, who founded the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans in 1842, is seen in a restored photo, circa 1850. Photo courtesy Sisters of the Holy Family

Sister Thea Bowman in 1988. Photo courtesy of Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration/FSPA.org/theabowman

Sister Thea Bowman in 1988. Photo courtesy of Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration/FSPA.org/theabowman

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