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Binding and Sealing of the Dossier Ceremony

Documents supporting the cause for sainthood for
Fr. Tolton were bound with red-ribbon and officially stamped with the seal of the Archdiocese of Chicago in melted wax on Monday, September 29, 2014, to be dispatched to the Congregation for Causes of Saints at the Vatican.

Photos

Portrait of Father Augustus Tolton

Late 1890s


Here is a newly acquired rare, photo of Fr. Augustus Tolton
from the private collection of Monsignor Edward Branch
of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

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Historical Newspaper Articles

St. Joseph’s Advocate

January 1888

NOTE: St. Joseph Advocate was a periodical owned and operated by the Mill Hill Missionary Fathers of England, also known as St. Joseph’s Society of the Sacred Heart (SSJ). The American branch of this religious community came to be known as the Josephite Fathers and Brothers, renowned for their work in the African American community in the southern states of the US. St. Joseph Advocate has ceased publication.

Silver Jubilee of His Excellency
Most Reverend Patrick Augustine Feehan
Archbishop of Chicago

October 29 and 30, 1890

Includes an address by Mr. Lincoln Valle on behalf of the Negro Catholics of Chicago with a testament to the work of Father Tolton.

The Chicago Tribune

January 15, 1894

CHURCH FOR COLORED CATHOLICS
Ceremonies at the Dedication of St. Monica's Are Impressive

The Chicago Tribune

July 10, 1897

TWO PRIESTS DIE FROM HEAT
Fathers Greenbaum of St. Nicholas, Evanston, and
Tolton of St. Monica's, the Victims

The Chicago Daily News

July 9, 1897

SUN'S ARROWS DEAL DEATH
The Rev. August Tolton, Roman Catholic Priest
Is Dying at Mercy Hospital

 

Public Records

Record of Augutus Tolton's birth to
Martha and Peter Tolton dated April 1, 1854