Black Catholic Saints

St. Benedict the Black also known as St. Benedict the Moor

From Slave to Cook and Franciscan Priest, this Saint’s holiness touched all those whom he came into contact with.

To read more about his incredible life click here and here

FACT: There are at least 7 historically Black Catholic parishes named for this saint within the United States.


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Articles & Resources

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Year of the Eucharist : The Year of the Eucharist in the Archdiocese of Boston has begun. It’s not too late to become a Year of the Eucharist Missionary and be a witness that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist at every Mass throughout the world. To learn more, click HERE


Project Nazareth: faith formation resources for children at home. These materials will be free to parishes and families in the Archdiocese of Boston. Learn more about this project and see a sample lesson HERE



The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPOD) reminds us that the U.S. Congress has declared that July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Despite measurable advances in health equity, disparities in mental health care persist especially in diverse and/or marginalized communities. Let us work to remind members of our communities that taking care of one’s mental health is as important as taking care of one’s physical health. To learn more, click here.


Read The Gift of Blackness to the Church: An interview with EWTN’s Gloria Purvis here




Watch & Share

WATCH: Bishop Reed speaks to Lay Evangelist Richard Lane about Race and the Church on CatholicTV’s This is the Day.

WATCH: Fr. Reginald Samuels, Vicar for Catholics of African Descent in the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, presented a workshop on the U.S. bishops’ pastoral letter.

In the News

Police investigate the burning of Statue of Mary in Dorchester, click here for article

Boston Globe: Prayer Service Held at Virgin Mary Statue Burned in Dorchester. click here for article

See this brief article about Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s statement on Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian’s passing. They were both men who valiantly and ceaselessly worked for justice for all throughout their lives. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.

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United in Prayer,

Lorna DesRoses