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Resources for Black Catholic History Month

The Catholic Church has designated November as Black Catholic History Month. As we celebrate the long history and proud heritage of Black Catholics, we are mindful of the unhealed wounds of systemic racism in our world. Racism, one of the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, calls us to work to become an anti-racist community – committed to eliminating personal and institutional racism and dismantling oppressive structures, policies and processes.


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

Challenging & Healing Racism: Two Black Sisters of Mercy Share Their Stories, by Catherine Walsh

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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