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Friends of Fr. Augustus Tolton
July 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NOW VENERABLE FR. AUGUSTUS TOLTON
This new title given to Fr. Gus is an important next step in his canonization process. The Archdiocese of Chicago completed a lengthy investigation, documenting his holiness. This evidence was sent to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints and the Roman phase began. After an examination of the diocesan documents, the Congregation’s theologians were convinced, and then the Cardinal and bishop members of the Congregation also found the documentation favorable. It was then sent to Pope Francis. On Tuesday, June 11th, Pope Francis issued a decree recognizing the ‘heroic virtue’ of Fr. Gus and now assigned the title ‘Venerable’ to him.
What was there about this First African American priest in the United States and in Chicago that he lived ‘the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance at a heroic level’? Join our Friends of Fr. Augustus Tolton for our July 21st meeting at 12:00 p.m. in the Rectory as we once again tell the story of Fr. Gus, from slave to sainthood.