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Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN

Douglas HunterSr. Chappell is a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Connecticut unit, and served on the Provincial Leadership Team for her community. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America and was the Director of Youth Ministry at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Parish in Washington, D.C. She was trained by Crossroads in anti-racism training and organizing and serves as the national co-chair on her community’s anti-racism team. She was the full-time president of the National Black Sisters’ Conference from 1996-2001 and is a former member of the Board of Trustees for Trinity University in Washington, D.C. View Full Profile

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Religious Communities

The Josephites
The Josephites (St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart, S.S.J.) was founded by Mill Hill Fathers in 1871.

The Society of the Divine Word
The Society of the Divine Word North American Province was found in 1897 with its headquarters in Illinois.

Oblate Sisters of Providence
The Oblate Sisters of Providence was found by Reverend Jacques Joubert and Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange.

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament was established to minister to Native Americans and African Americans.

Sisters of the Holy Family
The Sisters of the Holy Family began its ministry to educate and care for the children of slaves.

Black Catholics: Featured Sections
Worldwide Count of Black Catholics: View Statistics
Our Mother of Africa ChapelOur Mother Of Africa Chapel
A Celebration Of Love And Freedom Expressed In Art And Architecture

This Chapel expresses the devotion of African Americans to Our Blessed Lady and our abiding faith in her intercession on our behalf before her Divine Son. Click here for more Chapel Info

Worldwide Count of Black Catholics: View Statistics

At the dawn of the Third Millennium, the year 2000 A. D., there will be 200 million Catholics of African descent throughout the world.  *Research done by The Catholic African World Network. View Statistics

"I have given everything to my Master: He will take care of me…"
"..The best thing for us is not what we consider best, but what the Lord wants of us! "
More info on Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Anthony the Great of Thebes

St. Anthony is called the Patriarch of Monks. He was born at Aama, village south of Memphis, near Thebes. His parents were rich Christians. Shortly after inheriting his parents' fortune, he sold all his vast fortune and gave the proceeds to the poor, sent his sister to a nunnery and retired to an old ruin of a tomb. He ate only every three or four days and spent his time at manual labor and prayer. See Full List

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