Pilgrimage to honor Servant of God Julia Greeley, Denver’s Black Catholic ‘Angel of Charity’

June 25, 2024 | Black Catholic Messenger

By NATE TINNER-WILLIAMS | Black Catholic Messenger

Pilgrims will walk in the footsteps of Servant of God Julia Greeley next month in Colorado, where she died 106 years ago after a life of service to the poor. A bus tour will take devotees across 22 miles of sites important to the life of the formerly enslaved Black Catholic philanthropist, known as “Denver’s Angel of Charity.”

The pilgrimage, scheduled for Saturday, July 27, comes amid a series of annual events dedicated to the history of Greeley’s life in Colorado, including a feast day Mass each year on June 7. A Mass celebrating the anniversary of her baptism will take place on Wednesday, June 26, at 7pm MT at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was baptized as a convert in 1880.

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