The Book club will meet on Monday’s, September 12 – October 10 at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
We are reading From Slave to Priest, the Inspirational Story of Father Augustine Tolton by Caroline Hemesath, O.S.F. Born into a black Catholic slave family, Fr. Augustine Tolton (1854-1897) conquered almost insurmountable odds to become one of the very first black priests in the United States. By his early death at 43, this pioneer black priest left behind a shining legacy of holy service to God, the Church and his people.
“Few stories are as moving and as exciting as that of Fr. Augustine Tolton, who rose from the chains of slavery to become one of the first black priests in the United States. The life of this holy hero has inspired me since my childhood. Everyone will be moved by this story. I especially urge young Catholics to read it, and learn from Father Tolton.” – Most Rev. Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta
If you are interested in joining us, bring your book and be ready for some lively conversations.
(If you are new to Book Club, just read chapters listed as we will discuss what we read at the meeting.)
The Schedule for book club will be:
September 12 chapters 1-4
September 19 chapters 5-8
September 26 chapters 9-12
October 3 chapters 13-17
October 10 chapters 18 – Epilogue