March 21, 2018

Members of the choir sing during the annual Black History Month Mass on Feb. 4 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. The liturgy, sponsored by the Archdiocese of New York's Office of Black Ministry, was celebrated in observance of the National Day of Prayer for the African-American and African Family. (CNS / Gregory A. Shemitz)

"Black people, in ages past, have traditional ways of teaching the children to rejoice in grief, in adversity, in oppression, in slavery. It's that kind of joy that helps a person keep going in faith."

—Sr. Thea Bowman, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, quoted in "Black spiritual traditions have long history in Catholic Church," published on Global Sisters Report

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