July 6, 2017 //


Father Augustine Tolton, also known as Augustus, is pictured in a photo from an undated portrait card. Born into slavery in Missouri, he was ordained a priest April 24, 1886. He served as pastor at St. Joseph Church in Quincy, Ill., and later established St. Monica’s Church in Chicago. Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George has formally closed the investigation into the life and virtues of the sainthood candidate. (CNS photo/courtesy of Archdiocese of Chicago Archives and Records Center) See TOLTON-CAUSE Sept. 30, 2014.

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