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The Way Healing Retreat for Female Survivors of Abuse
May 13-15, 2016

Theme: The Way is a 3-day guided meditation and prayer program for women whose abuse by another has deeply affected their heart, mind, body and soul.

The Way is a path to take to find answers to these and many other questions for which your heart, mind, body, and soul have been searching. This is where your healing journey begins, through three days of guided meditations and prayer.

Sponsored By: Archdiocese of Atlanta Victim Assistance Program

Registration Info:
To request an application to attend a retreat: Sue Stubbs MS, NCC, Director, Victim Assistance Program. 404-920-7554 or email sstubbs@archatl.com

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Black Catholic Calendar (USA)

May 2016 | June 2016
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1

6th SUNDAY OF EASTER

Gwendolyn Brooks, 1st African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize for Annie Allen - 1950

Ernest "Dutch" N. Morial, 1st African-American Mayor of New Orleans - 1978
2

Memorial Day of St. Athanasius

First baseball game of the Negro National League played in Indianapolis, IN - 1920

Poor People's Campaign march to Washington began - 1968 Memphis, TN
3

Feast Day of Sts. Philip and James

James Brown, "The Godfather of Soul", b. 1933 Barnwell, SC
4

Freedom Rides started in protest to segregated bus terminals - 1961 Washington, DC
5

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Eugene A. Marino, SSJ, 1st Black Archbishop in U.S., Atlanta, GA - 1988

Terry Steib, SVD, installed Catholic Bishop of Memphis, TN - 1993

Robert S. Abbott founded The Chicago Defender newspaper - 1905
6

St. Martin de Porres canonized a Saint, Rome - 1962

President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960
7

Fenton Johnson, one of the 1st African-American writers to emphasize Black awareness, b. 1886 Chicago, IL

Preview Upcoming EventsBreaking the Silence: Confronting Race, Power & Privilege Retreat

Preview Upcoming EventsDomestic Violence Workshop

Preview Upcoming Events14th Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage
8

7th SUNDAY OF EASTER

MOTHER'S DAY


Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters founded - 1926
9

John Brown, abolitionist, b. 1800 Torrington, CT

Lena Horne, entertainer, d. 2010 NYC

Preview Upcoming EventsFREE Healing of Families Worldwide Webinar with Fr. Yozefu (Joseph) Ssemakula
10

Memorial Day of St. Damien de Veuster

Nelson Mandela inaugurated as 1st President of South Africa - 1994
11

William Grant Still, classical composer, b. 1895 Woodville, MS

Bob Marley, reggae legend, d. 1981 Miami, FL
12

Memorial Day of Sts. Nereus and Achilleus; St. Pancras

Segregated street cars integrated in Louisville, KY, following sit-in staged by a black teenager - 1871

Oscar S. De Priest, 1st African-American elected to Congress from outside the Southern States, d. 1951 Chicago, IL
13

Memorial Day of Our Lady of Fatima

Joe Louis, World Heavyweight Champion, b. 1914 Lafayette, AL

Stevie Wonder, singer /composer /musician, b. 1950 Saginaw, MI

Preview Upcoming EventsThe Way Healing Retreat for Female Survivors of Abuse

Preview Upcoming EventsTogether in God's Love Marriage Retreat Weekend
14

Feast Day of St. Matthias

Sidney Bechet, pioneer jazz musician, d. 1959 Garches, France

Georgia D. Johnson, one of the earliest African-American female poet/playwright, d. 1966 Washington, DC
15

SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST SUNDAY

U.S. Congress declared that U.S. citizens who engage in the foreign slave trade are subject to punishment by death - Act of 1820

Preview Upcoming Events22nd Annual Memorial Mass on the Solemnity of Pentecost

Preview Upcoming EventsSt. Martin's Church 2016 Pentecost Concert
16

A Philip Randolph, a leader in the civil rights movement and labor movement, d. 1979 NYC
17

Edward K. Braxton ordained Catholic Bishop St. Louis, MO - 1995

In Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS, the U.S. Supreme Court declares that segregation in schools is unconstitutional - 1954
18

Memorial Day of St. John I

U.S. Supreme Court upholds the "separate but equal" doctrine in Plessy v. Ferguson - 1896

Mary McLeod Bethune, who started a private school for African-Americans, d. 1955 Daytona Beach, FL
19

Malcolm X, Black nationalist/human rights activist, b. 1925 Omaha, NE

Patricia R. Harris, 1st African-American Woman appointed Ambassador - 1965
20

Memorial Day of St. Bernardine of Siena

Elias Neau establishes a school for slaves in New York City - 1704
21

Memorial Day of St. Christopher Magallanes and companions

BVM

National Black Catholic VI Congress Washington, DC - 1987

Thomas "Fats" Waller, jazz pianist/composer /entertainer, b. 1904 NYC
22

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

Bernard Shaw, journalist/anchor at CNN, b. 1940 Chicago, IL

Claude McKay, novelist/poet, d. 1948 Chicago, IL

Bill Cosby, 1st African-American to be awarded an Emmy for Best Actor - 1966
23

Shuffle Along, an African-American musical, premiers on Broadway - 1921

Major General Frederic E. Davison, 1st African-American to lead an army division - 1972
24

Municipal Court of Appeals rules racial segregation in restaurants in Washington, DC is illegal - 1951
25

Memorial Day of St. Bede the Venerable; St. Gregory VII; St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi

Lillie Mae Jackson, civil rights pioneer, b. 1889 Baltimore, MD

Willie Mays becomes a Major League baseball player for the New York Giants - 1951
26

Memorial Day of St. Philip Neri

Pamela S. Grier, actress, b. 1949 Winston-Salem, NC

Senate passes the Voting Rights Act - 1965
27

Memorial Day of St. Augustine of Canterbury

Dorie Miller awarded Navy Cross for heroism at Pearl Harbor - 1942
28

BVM

Gladys Knight, singer/actress,
b. 1944 Oglethorpe, GA
Maya Angelou, author /poet /dancer

/actress /singer /producer /professor, d. 2014 Winston-Salem, NC
29

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY & BLOOD OF CHRIST

St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi b. 1566

Sojourner Truth delivers her "Ain't I a Woman?" speech at the Women's Rights Convention in Akron, OH - 1851
30

MEMORIAL DAY


Vivian Malone becomes the 1st African-American to graduate from the University of Alabama - 1965

Willie Mays scores his 1,950th run - 1971
31

Feast day of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Josephites became an independent American Community - 1893

The first meeting of the NAACP is held in NYC - 1909

President George W. Bush proclaims June as Black Music Month - 2002
       
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