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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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American Catholic Historical Society (Online) 
263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Matthew Slutz 
American Catholic Historical Society 

Annual Fall Lecture

Thea Bowman: Faithful and Free


In this talk, Father Maurice Nutt, C.Ss.R, will share the remarkable story of Sister Thea Bowman, the granddaughter of enslaved persons who converted to Catholicism at age nine and later joined the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.  Father Nutt captures Thea Bowman as she was: an unapologetically African American woman, a religious sister who deeply loved God and the people to whom she ministered through teaching, preaching, and singing, and who embraced the blessing of her ancestry, the wisdom of the “old folks,” and a passion for justice and equality for all God’s children.

Father Maurice Nutt, C.Ss.R

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Father Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R. has been ordained a Roman Catholic priest in the Redemptorist Congregation for 31 years.  Among his degrees, he earned a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis and a Master of Theology from Xavier University of Louisiana.  He is currently the Convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium, and in 2018 he was appointed to assist in cause for canonization of Sister Thea Bowman. 

The event is free and will be held online. We kindly ask that you pre-register for the event. The presentation will take place via a Zoom Webinar. Registrants will be sent information about how to log into the presentation.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

7:00 PM | Talk with Father Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R


American Catholic Historical Society (ONLINE)
263 South Fourth Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106

263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Organized in 1884
'The Oldest Catholic Historical Society in the United States'
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