Pierre Toussaint

Venerable Pierre Toussaint

by Melannie Svoboda SND on March 22, 2021

None of the 11 saints associated with the United States are of African descent despite the presence of Black Catholics in the U.S. since the 18th Century. But here is one individual who could very well become one of the first Black Saints in our country, Pierre Toussaint (1776-1853). Toussaint’s story is a fascinating one. […]

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