SISTER THEA BOWMAN was the first African American woman to address the
bishops' conference. Now, nearly 30
years after her death, Sr. Thea will once again feature at the U.S bishops'
conference - but this time, they will be voting to approve the opening of her
cause for canonization. (see Blog 10/4/2016) U.S.
|As a novice- Franciscans of Perpetual Adoration|
spoke to the
“We as Church walk together. Don’t let nobody separate you, that’s one thing black folks can teach you, don’t let folks divide you. The Church teaches us that the Church is a family, a family of families, and a family that can stay together. And we know that if we do stay together...if we walk and talk and work and play and stand together in Jesus’ name we’ll be who we say we are, truly Catholic. And we shall overcome - overcome the poverty, overcome the loneliness, overcome the alienation, and build together a holy city, a new Jerusalem, a city set apart where...we love one another.”
Her words are as true to day as they were in her lifetime!