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2015 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
November 19-21, 2015

Theme: Here I Am Lord * Aqui Estoy Senor

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All Saints {S}

Daylight Savibgs Time Ends (USA)

Grambling State U. founded in Grambling, LA - 1929
All Souls Day

A bill making the third Monday in January a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. signed into law- 1983

Preview Upcoming EventsMeet the Author of One Light Still Shines
St Martin de Porres
Martin de Porres Velázquez, O.P., was a lay brother of the Dominican Order who was beatified in 1837 by Pope Gregory XVI and canonized in 1962 by Pope John XXIII. He is the patron saint of mixed-race people and all those seeking interracial harmony.

Judge Lucille A. Watts, 1ST African- American female elected to the Circuit Court in the state of MI - 1980
Barack Obama, 1st African-Amer8ican elected President of the Unites States - 2008
Shirley Chisholm of Texas, 1st African-American woman elected to the US Congress- 1968

Preview Upcoming EventsNational Bible Week
President Barack Obama re-elected President of the United States - 2012

Edith Sampson, 1st Black Chicago Municipal Judge - 1962

Preview Upcoming EventsThe Institute for Black Catholic Studies presents Black Lives Matter - race, violence & poverty symposium

Preview Upcoming EventsForming Life-Long Disciples through Christian Initiation and Adult Faith Formation

Preview Upcoming EventsSt. Mary’s Academy Alumnae Association Homecoming 2015

Knights of St Peter Claver founded Mobile, AL 1909

Preview Upcoming EventsRejoice with Sankofa in Ft. Wayne

Preview Upcoming EventsRevelation in a Day Seminar

Preview Upcoming EventsBeloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage
32nd Sunday In Ordinary Time

U.S. Bishops endorse NBCC Pastoral Plan - 1989
The Dedication Of The Lateran Basilica {F}

Miriam Makeba, South African folk singer & activist d. 2008

Preview Upcoming EventsPastoring in Black Parishes Clergy Conference
St Leo the Great {M}
Pope Leo I, also known as Saint Leo the Great, reigned from 29 September 440 to his death in 461. He was an Italian aristocrat, and was the first pope to have been called "the Great".

Granville T. Wood patented Electric Railway - 1891
St Martin of Tours {M}
Martin of Tours was Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints.

Veterans' Day

Civil Rights memorial dedicated in Montgomery, AL -1989
St Josaphat {M}
Josaphat Kuntsevych, O.S.B.M., was a monk and archeparch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

St Joseph's Seminary (Josephites) relocated to Washington, DC - 1930

Preview Upcoming EventsIntroducing Racial Sobriety

Preview Upcoming EventsArchbishop’s Lecture Series
St Frances Xavier Cabrini {M}
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, M.S.C. also called Mother Cabrini, was an Italian religious sister, who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic religious institute that was a major support to the Italian immigrants to the United States. She was the first naturalized citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic

Preview Upcoming EventsThe Church in the Modern World: Fifty Years Later

Preview Upcoming EventsLeaders and Ministries Conference

U.S. marshals escort four Black girls into schools in New Orleans, LA -1960
Booker T Washington d. 1915

Preview Upcoming EventsLiving in Love
33rd Sunday In Ordinary Time

Bill Russell, first Black coach of a professional basketball team, Boston Celtics- 1966
St Margaret of Scotland; St Gertrude
Saint Margaret, Queen of Scots, also known as Margaret of Wessex, was an English princess of the House of Wessex. Margaret was sometimes called "The Pearl of Scotland". St Gertrude Patroness of the West Indies.

Agbani Barego, representing Nigeria, becomes the first Black African woman to be crowned Miss Universe- 2001
St Elizabeth of Hungary {M}
Elizabeth of Hungary, T.O.S.F., was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary, Landgravine of Thuringia, Germany, and a greatly venerated Catholic saint. Patroness of hospitals, nurses, bakers, brides, countesses, dying children, exiles, and homeless people.

Harriet Delille, foundress Holy Family Sisters d. 1862
The Dedication of the Basilicas of St Peter and St Paul in Rome

(St Rose Philippine Duchesne)
Rose Philippine Duchesne, R.S.C.J. was a French Religious Sister and educator. She was a prominent early member of the Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and founded the congregation's first communities in the United States.

Sojourner Truth b. 1787 in NY
Roy Campanella named MVP in Nation Baseball League 1953

Preview Upcoming Events2015 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
William Strayhorn, jazz composer b. 1915

Preview Upcoming EventsUnbound Freedom in Christ Conference
The Presentation of Mary {M}

Holy Family Sisters FOUNDED - 1842

Congregation of the Sisters, Home Visitors of Mary, founded 1949

Preview Upcoming EventsWatering the Garden: Growing Vocations in the Black Catholic Family
Christ The King {S}

Elijah Muhammad founds the Nations of Islam in Detroit, MI - 1930

Preview Upcoming EventsVesper Service and Concert in celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King
34th of Last Week in Ordinary Time

St Clement I; St Columban
Pope Clement I, also known as Saint Clement of Rome, is listed by Irenaeus and Tertullian as Bishop of Rome, holding office from 92 to his death in 99. He is considered to be the first Apostolic Father of the Church.
St Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions {M}
St Andrew Dung-Lac was a Vietnamese priest, executed by beheading in the reign of Minh M?ng.
Scott Joplin, the "King of Ragtime,"

b. Texarkana, TX - 1868
St Catherine of Alexandria
St Catherine of Alexandria a Christian saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the pagan emperor Maxentius.

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson d. 1949
Thanksgiving Day

Alice Dunbar- Nelson, poet, historian, newspaper publisher d. 1927
Charles Johnson wins National Book Award for "Middle Passage" - 1990

Ernie Davis 1st African- American to win Heisman Trophy - 1961
1st Sunday Of Advent

100 years of Josephite Evangelization in Lebeau, LA - 1997
St Andrew {F}
Andrew the Apostle, also known as Saint Andrew and called in the Orthodox tradition Pr?tokl?tos or the First-called was a Christian Apostle and the brother of Saint Peter.

Judith Jamison debut, Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theatre, Chicago, IL - 1965
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