Black Catholic History Month

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Black Catholic History Month

November 1 to November 30

The National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States voted in July 1990 to designate November as Black Catholic History Month. November is a time when we pray for all saints and souls in loving remembrance including those from Africa and their descendants. According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), there are over three million African American Catholics in the U.S. Several important dates fall in November which gave even more reason to designate this month for Black Catholic History. Martin de Porres, born on Nov. 3, became the first black American saint when he was canonized by Pope John XXIII in 1962. The birth of St. Augustine occurred on Nov. 13, 354 A.D. Find more historical facts at the Catholic University of America:


November 1
November 30
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