Fr. Augustus Tolton was the first black priest in American history. He was born a slave, eventually studied in Rome, and was a beloved pastor.
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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini overcame odds her entire life to make a huge difference for Italian immigrants in America, through trust in God’s providence, and her own tenacity
St. Josaphat Basilica
At the beginning of the 20th century, Polish Catholics in Milwaukee planned to build a massive new church for their community. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us construction was set to begin when they discovered Chicago’s federal building was for sale. They just had to move it from one city to another.
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Danny Thomas and St. Jude
Danny Thomas, son of Lebanese immigrants, became the star of Make Room for Daddy and after a promise he founded St. Jude Children’s Hospital