04 March 2017

A pilgrimage in honor of Father Tolton

In conjunction with the 163rd birthday of the Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton, His Excellency the Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry will lead a pilgrimage to significant sites in the Quincy area related to life of the nation's first publicly recognized African-American priest.

The pilgrimage will begin in the late afternoon of Friday, March 31st and conclude in the late afternoon of Saturday, April 1st, Father Tolton's birthday.

Pilgrims will visit Father Tolton's grave, the church in which he was baptized, the farm on which he and his family labored as slaves, the general area where his mother fled with her children across the Mississippi River, the site of the church where Father Tolton served as pastor, Quincy University where Father Tolton received his education, and St. Peter's school, which welcomed him as a boy.

Along the way, pilgrims will learn about Father Tolton's life and example and seek his intercession.

If you are interested in joining us on this pilgrimage, please let me know and I will send you the necessary information. Please also spread the word to anyone else who might be interested.

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