Black Catholics take pride in local contribution to D.C. shrine

November 4, 2022 | The Leaven

by by Jill Ragar Esfeld | The Leaven

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  —  “I just felt proud,” said Barbara Bailey, pastoral associate of Our Lady & St. Rose Parish here. “I felt very proud that there is a Mother of Africa Chapel and I know the artist.”

On Sept. 17, Bailey, who is also the director of the office of Black Catholics for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, attended the 25th anniversary of the dedication of Our Mother of Africa Chapel in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

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