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Blessed Junipero Serra

National Office for Black Catholics (NOBC) opened Washington, DC - 1970

1839 - Africans board the slave ship Amistad, seize control, and order crew to sail to Africa but arrive in U.S. to face murder and piracy charges.

Oblate Sisters of Providence founded, Baltimore, MD - 1829

John H. Ricard, SSJ ordained Catholic Bishop, Baltimore, MD -1984

Martin Holley ordained Catholic Bishop, Washington, DC - 2004
St. Thomas the Apostle

1917 - Four days of attacks on African Americans in East St. Louis, Illinois leave 200 dead.
Independence Day

1910 - African American boxes Jack Johnson defeats "Great White Hope" Jim Jeffries in what is called the fight of the century.
Saints Anthony Zaccaria & Elizabeth of Portugal

He came as light to illuminate the darkness. - St. Teresa Benedicta
St. Maria Goretti

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
2013 - Center for Investigative Reporting breaks story that State of California improperly sterilized nearly 150 incarcerated women between 2006 and 2010.
'Let yourself be loved more than these' is your vocation. - Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
St. Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions

Blessed Jane Scopelli

National Black Catholic Congress VII, New Orleans, LA - 1992
1887 - Hinds County, MS, grand jury finds that prisoners in the state's convict leasing system are worked to death, kept in filthy conditions, and starved.
St. Benedict Abbot

We may think we know what is valuable, but true riches are to be found only in Him. - St. John of the Cross

2012 - Report shows one of every 13 voting-age African Americans is disenfranchised (four times more than non-black citizens) and Florida, Kentucky, and Virginia bar over 20% of black residents from voting.

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1863 - Poor white laborers riot in New York City against Union draft that exempts blacks and anyone else for $300 fee; rioters kill or injure 1000 people, most of them African Americans.
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Finally, prayer is something, which expands my soul and unites me to Jesus. - St. John of the Cross
St. Bonaventure

Since Our Lord dwells in our souls, His prayer is ours. - Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

For me prayer is an inspiration of the heart, it is a simple glance directed to Heaven, - St. Therese of Lisieux
Blessed Teresa of St. Augustine & Companions (Martyrs of Compiegne)

2001 - Harvard University's Civil Rights Project releases study finding that schools were more segregated in 2000 than they were in the 1970s before desegregation efforts, including bussing, began.
St. Camillus de Lellis

Prepare yourself, for God desires to grant you a great favor. - St. Teresa of Jesus

1863 - The 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the nation's all-African American regiment, leads an attack on Confederate troops at Fort Wagner, South Carolina.

National Black Catholic Congress XI, Indianapolis, IN - 2012 Faith Engaged: Empower, Equip, Evangelize
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Simplicity is the beginning and the end of the virtues. - Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
St. Lawrence of Brindisi

One must go to the world in order to carry divine life into it. - St. Teresa Benedicta
St. Mary Magdalene

Go cheerfully about whatever service you are ordered to do. - St. Teresa of Jesus
St. Bridget

1910 - Colored Alabamian reports that white man who murdered black taxi driver Mitchell Johnson in Montgomery, Alabama, after Johnson had him arrested for not paying his fare will not be persecuted.

St. Sharbel Makhluf

1972 - Washington Star reports on Tuskegee Syphillis Experiment in which U.S. Center for Disease Control studied disease's effects on hundreds of poor black Alabama sharecroppers even after cure discovered.

St. James, Apostle

1890 - Marsh Cook, a white advocate for black voting rights, is murdered in Jasper County, MS, by white men who oppose his work; no one is arrested or persecuted.
Saints Joachim & Anne, parents of Mary

1948 - President Harry Truman racially integrates the United States Armed Forces by signing Executive Order 9981.
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1919 - An African American teenager drowns in Lake Michigan after being stoned by whites because he is drifted into unofficial "white" section of the water.
Blessed John Soreth

Curtis J. Guillory, SVD installed Catholic Bishop, Beaumont, TX - 2000

1868 - Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, declaring all person born or naturalized in the U.S., including black people, are citizens and guaranteeing "equal protection of the laws."

St, Martha

In what peace and recollection Mary lent herself to everything she did! - Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
St. Peter Chrysologus

1866 - White mob attacks blacks and Radical Republicans at a convention for black voting rights in New Orleans, Louisiana, killing more than 40 people and wounding hundreds.
St. Ignatius of Loyola

My soul was inflamed with love whenever I thought of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. - Blessed Anne St. Bartholomew
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