Saturday, November 9, 2019

Previewing the Movie "Across"

We joined friends to preview the movie "Across," which is about the life of Father Augustus Tolton, considered by some to be the first African American priest in the United States.  There's a push to have him canonized and the movie is intended to support that effort.  His life story is certainly poignant - born into slavery, escaped with his mother, brother, and infant sister.  Denied entrance into many theological schools.  Prevailed and was ordained.  The movie had terrible directing, but it left me wanting to learn more about an extraordinary person. 



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