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.
From the Archdiocese of Washington Office of Black Catholics: Black Catholic History Month Resource Package
Mercy Reflections on Black Catholic History Month
Garífunas: Our Brethren, by Wilmer García
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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