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Resources for Black Catholic History Month

November 2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s designation of November as Black Catholic History Month. As we celebrate this milestone anniversary of  Black Catholic History Month, we are mindful of the unhealed wounds of systemic racism in our world. MESA remains committed to educating our students on anti-racism and to affirm the teaching of the Catholic Church  on the life and dignity of each human person.


Black Catholic Syllabus – curated by Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt

A Saint a Day for Black Catholic History Month

From the Archdiocese of Washington Office of Black Catholics: Black Catholic History Month Resource Package

Mercy Reflections on Black Catholic History Month

Sister Cora Marie Billings

Garífunas: Our Brethren, by Wilmer García

Sisters of Mercy Celebrate Black Catholic History Month

Video: Sister of Mercy Cora Marie Billings reflects on Black Catholic History Month (Spanish subtitles are available)

Identifying as a Child of God, and A Woman of Color, by Sister Jackie Nedd

Fall Down, and Use the Grace of God to Get Back Up Again, by Sister Cora Marie Billings

A Mercy Kindness, Etched in Memory, by Boreta Singleton, Mercy Associate

Being Black, Catholic and a Sister of Mercy, by Sister Terry Kimingiri

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