Holy Cross Book Club Series: Sister Thea Bowman

New book about Sr. Thea Bowman, a saint in the making

Sr. Thea BowmanThe Holy Cross Book Club will be reading and discussing the new (2019) biography of Sr. Thea Bowman, written by Father Maurice Nutt.

Sessions will be held at Holy Cross on Mondays: November 25, December 2 and December 9, with two time options: 

  • Afternoons: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

  • Evenings: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Paperback copies for $16.95 (eBook versions for $11.99) are available through Liturgical Press 

Interested in participating? Contact Deacon Phil Rzewnicki by email at philrzewnicki@gmail.com or call or text him at 919-961-0206. To order a paperback copy through Deacon Phil, contact him by Monday Nov. 18. When registering, please include:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your phone number
  • Your email address
  • Include if you are buying the book yourself or if you would like him to order one for you. See costs above. 

A Prayer

"May Sister Thea’s life and legacy compel us to walk together, to pray together, and to remain together as missionary disciples ushering in the new evangelization for the Church we love."  Read more

About Sr. Thea

Sr. Thea was born in 1937 and reared in Canton, Mississippi. At age nine, she converted to Catholicism through the inspiration of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, who were her teachers and pastors at Holy Child Jesus Church and School in Canton. 

After college, she became the first African American to join the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Wisconsin, and later was invited to be a special consultant for the Catholic Church. Thea lived a full life. She fought evil, especially prejudice, suspicion, hatred and things that drive people apart. She fought for God and God's people until her death in 1990. The U.S. bishops endorsed the sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman on Nov. 14, 2018. 

Join us for what promises to be an interesting book and discussion. This event is open to all. 

Tags: Holy Cross Book Club, Sr. Thea Bowman, African American religious

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