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Thea Bowman: Active Contemplative and Mystic

“Sometimes people think they have to do big things in order to make change. But if each one would light a candle we'd have a tremendous light.”

- Thea Bowman

Sr. Thea Bowman (1937-1990) was a transformative figure in church history in the United States. A member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and the only African American sister in her congregation, Sr. Thea worked tirelessly to promote the gifts of peoples of African American descent in the Catholic Church. She once said, "When we understand our history and culture, then we can develop the ritual, the music, and the devotional expression that satisfy us in the Church."

Her charismatic personality, gift of song, and spiritual depth made her a popular speaker in various arenas. She is recognized in the Catholic Church with the title "Servant of God," a potential step to canonization.

Facilitator Dr. White was honored to have known Sr. Thea during her lifetime and will share with you her own experience of knowing Sr. Thea through storytelling and music, so that you may be able to encounter the spirituality and the joy of Sr. Thea!

Monday, October 19, 2020
Offered twice, 10:00am — 11:15am & 6:30pm — 7:45pm
Free will offering accepted.

 

C. Vanessa White, D. Min. is Associate Professor of Spirituality and Ministry at Catholic and Director of the Certificate in Black Theology and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. She is also a member of the faculty of Xavier University of Louisiana’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies. She is a national leader among Black Catholic theologians and projects related to Black Catholic life and spirituality. 

 

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