Black History Month – An Opportunity to Learn

February is Black History Month, which provides Catholics a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Black Saints and Saints whose mission was to serve and share the love of Christ with black communities throughout the world. The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) has more information about these and others saints on their website here: https://www.nbccongress.org/black-saints-and-martyrs.html.

“Be good, love the Lord, pray for those who do not know Him. What a great grace it is to know God!”

St. Josephine Bakhita


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“I must dedicate myself to the service of God until death.”

St. Peter Claver


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For the whole life of man is very short, measured by the ages to come, wherefore all our time is nothing compared with eternal life.” 

St. Anthony the Great of Thebes


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“If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.”

St. Augustine of Hippo


All spiritual victories are won by persevering prayer.

St. Katharine Drexel


More Catholic Resources for Black History Month

This Black History Month, Consider learning more about our call as Catholics to respond to racial injustice, threats to civil rights, and dangers posed to human dignity. CMF CURO‘s sister organization, the Christ Medicus Foundation is a great place to start.

Here’s what we recommend:

Rebirth of the Civil Rights Movement & Reflection on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Ministry – Louis Brown and Kathryn Jean Lopez

Health Care Civil Rights Task Force Announces Nationwide Initiative To Protect Human Dignity Amidst Public Health Crisis – Press Release

Louis Brown Discusses “A New Birth for American Civil Rights” on Life, Liberty and Law – Podcast

Louis Brown Discusses Human Life Matters: Life, Death, Riots, and Healing with Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review – Podcast

Black Lives Matter and The Christian as featured in First Things Magazine, Written By Louis Brown