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The Augustus Tolton Lecture

March 03, 2021 @ 4:30 PM CT - March 03, 2021 @ 5:30 PM CT

timone davis, DMin ’11

Timone is an assistant professor at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago and is co-founder PEACE centered WHOLENESS with her husband Orlando, where they are blending clinical counseling and spiritual companioning.

Roman Catholic catechetical endeavors need a makeover. Using My Story-Your Story as a method of intergenerational catechesis, dr. timone davis will describe how African-American storytelling revives faith.


THE TOLTON LECTURE is named after Fr. Augustus Tolton the first recognized African American Catholic priest who was pastor in the 1890’s of the mother church of Black Catholics in Chicago- St. MONICA’s which is today, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church on the South Side. Last year the church officially opened his cause for sainthood – now designated Venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton.


This lecture is SPONSORED by the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program, which offers scholarships for graduate degrees and provides spiritual and ministerial formation for those lay Black Catholics preparing for leadership in the Archdiocese of Chicago, the first TOLTON LECTURE was held on March 1st 2000 with Fr. Cyprian Davis, professor of Church History at Meinrad School of Theology who wrote the History of Black Catholics.


This event will take place live on ZOOM.



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