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Sister Thea Bowman's path to sainthood

08/02/2018 4:00 pm

 

Recently, Global Catholic Sisters Report shared that "Sister Thea Bowman could start on the path toward becoming a saint in November, when the U.S. bishops are expected to approve her cause for sainthood at their biannual meeting, officials announced July 31." The story continues, "Four major black clergy and religious groups — the National Black Sisters Conference, the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, the National Association of Black Catholic Deacons and Spouses, and the National Black Catholic Seminarians Association — made the announcement July 31 along with the news that they will unite to advance the causes for sainthood for five African-American Catholics, with Bowman's expected to be added once the bishops approve.

Sister Thea Bowman

Approval would allow the Vatican to officially begin the sainthood process and Bishop Joseph Kopacz of Jackson, Mississippi, Bowman's home diocese, to appoint a tribunal to investigate whether Bowman lived a life of 'heroic virtue.'"

Read Global Catholic Sisters Report's Sr. Thea Bowman expected to be approved for sainthood path

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