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The New Orleans Sisters of the Holy Family

African American Missionaries to the Garifuna of Belize

The New Orleans Sisters of the Holy Family( )
Author: Brett, Edward T.
ISBN:978-0-268-02230-3
Publication Date:Apr 2012
Publisher:University of Notre Dame Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

The Sisters of the Holy Family, founded in New Orleans in 1842, were the first African American Catholics to serve as missionaries. This story of their little-known missionary efforts in Belize from 1898 to 2008 builds upon their already distinguished work, through the Archdiocese of New Orleans, of teaching slaves and free people of color, caring for orphans and the elderly, and tending to the poor and needy. Utilizing previously unpublished archival documents along with extensive...
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