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Douglas Hunter

Douglas HunterDouglas grew up in city of Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the son of a military father and loving Godly mother, both of whom have went home to be with our Savior. Doug graduated from Cardinal Ritter High School. He went into law enforcement for the Marion County Sheriff's Department at a young age. There he had a rewarding career mentoring young minds about the law and law enforcement profession. Later, Doug felt the calling of the priesthood, leaving a very prominent position within law enforcement and thriving consulting business behind. In 2009 Doug was accepted into Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. Doug obtained in Master of Arts in Catholic Philosophical Studies. He is currently working at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Indianapolis in his pastoral year. He will return to Saint Meinrad in August to complete his final two years of priestly formation and academic work towards his Master of Divinity. Doug enjoys the activities of photography, martial arts.

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Religious Communities

The Josephites
The Josephites (St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart, S.S.J.) was founded by Mill Hill Fathers in 1871.

The Society of the Divine Word
The Society of the Divine Word North American Province was found in 1897 with its headquarters in Illinois.

Oblate Sisters of Providence
The Oblate Sisters of Providence was found by Reverend Jacques Joubert and Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange.

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament was established to minister to Native Americans and African Americans.

Sisters of the Holy Family
The Sisters of the Holy Family began its ministry to educate and care for the children of slaves.

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Our Mother of Africa ChapelOur Mother Of Africa Chapel
A Celebration Of Love And Freedom Expressed In Art And Architecture

This Chapel expresses the devotion of African Americans to Our Blessed Lady and our abiding faith in her intercession on our behalf before her Divine Son. Click here for more Chapel Info

Worldwide Count of Black Catholics: View Statistics

At the dawn of the Third Millennium, the year 2000 A. D., there will be 200 million Catholics of African descent throughout the world.  *Research done by The Catholic African World Network. View Statistics

"I have given everything to my Master: He will take care of me…"
"..The best thing for us is not what we consider best, but what the Lord wants of us! "
More info on Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Anthony the Great of Thebes

St. Anthony is called the Patriarch of Monks. He was born at Aama, village south of Memphis, near Thebes. His parents were rich Christians. Shortly after inheriting his parents' fortune, he sold all his vast fortune and gave the proceeds to the poor, sent his sister to a nunnery and retired to an old ruin of a tomb. He ate only every three or four days and spent his time at manual labor and prayer. See Full List

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