The granddaughter of a slave, a native of Canton, Mississippi, and a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Sr. Thea Bowman taught in Catholic grade schools, high schools and colleges, earned a doctoral degree in rhetoric and literature from Catholic University of America and published scholarly articles on the writings of Saint Thomas More. Though suffering from bone marrow cancer for much of her life, she adhered to a rigorous schedule as a scholar, Gospel singer and preacher to deepen the Church’s awareness and appreciation of African-American culture.
This virtual event in celebration of Black History Month is co-sponsored by MSPS’ Building Bridges Lecture Series, Campus Ministry, Cushwa Center, McGrath Institute for Church Life.
Registration information to be provided soon.
Originally published at diversity.nd.edu.