Tiny Saints - Ven. Augustus Tolton Patron of Chicago, Racial Justice

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This cute charm comes from the Tiny Saints Collection. Kids and adults love them! Hang them from your key chain or backpack.

Perfect stocking stuffer, Easter Basket addition, or for a Confirmation Candidate who has taken the name of this saint as their Confirmation name. Also makes a great gift for anyone named after this saint!

Augustus Tolton was born a slave in Missouri in 1854. The Toltons escaped slavery during the Civil War, and moved to Quincy, Illinois. Their pastor welcomed Augustine into the parish school, and then helped him enter seminary in Rome. Newly-ordained Father Tolton, the first black American priest, was sent to establish a parish for African-American Catholics in Chicago. Beloved and hard-working, "Good Father Gus" died in 1897.

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Patronage:
Chicago
Racial Justice