Lenten Reflections

“Have patience with all things but first of all with yourself.”

Saint Francis de Sales

Lenten Reflections

2022 Fourth Annual Lenten Reflection and Discussion
Sundays: March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 3pm via Zoom

“Uncommon Faithfulness – The Black Catholic Experience”
M. Shawn Copeland, Editor
With LaReine-Marie Mosley, S.N.D.,and Albert J. Raboteau

Discussion leaders and the chapters we will read are as follows:
March 6, 2022
Presenter: Dr. Dianne Batts Morrow, Associate Professor Emerita, Departments of History and
African American Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
Chapter 2: “The Difficulty of Our Situation: The Oblate Sisters of Providence in Antebellum Society.”

March 13, 2022
Presenter: Dr. Cecilia A. Moore, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of
Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.
Chapter 4: “Dealing with Desegregation: Black and White Response to the Desegregation of the
Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, 1953.”

March 20, 2022
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Paulinus I. Odozor, C .S. Sp., Professor of Moral Theology/Theology of World
Church, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.
Chapter 13 : “African Catholics in the United States: Gifts and Challenges.”

March 27, 2022
Presenter: Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, Professor of Systematic Theology, Emerita, Boston College;
Theologian-in-Residence, St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Roxbury, Massachusetts
Chapter 14: “Pan-Africanism: An emerging Context for Understanding the Black Catholic
Experience,” by the Reverend Dr. Clarence Williams, C. P. P. S.

2021 Third Annual Lenten Reflection and Discussion

Taking Down Our Harps, Black Catholics in the United States

Diana L. Hayes and Davis, O.S.B. Editors

Moderated by Dr. M. Shawn Copeland and discussion leaders and the chapters we will read are:

February 28 Father Oscar Pratt II

Chapter 5 “Method in Emerging Black Catholic Theology,”

by Dr. M. Shawn Copeland

March 7 Dr. Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones

Chapter 4, “And When We Speak: To Be Black, Catholic, and Womanist,”

by Dr. Diana L. Hayes

March 14 Dr. Andrew Prevot

Chapter 8, “Black Spirituality,” by Sr. Dr. Jamie T. Phelps, OP

March 21 Mr. Robert Gittens

Chapter 2, “Through the Eye of Faith: The Seventh Principle of the Nguzo Saba and the Beatitudes of Matthew,” by Dr. Diana L. Hayes

2020 Second Annual Lenten Reflection and Discussion

Taking Down Our Harps, Black Catholics in the United States

Diana L. Hayes and Davis, O.S.B. Editors

Chapters 1, 3, 6, and 7

 

 

2019 First Annual Lenten Reflection and Discussion 

Knowing Christ Crucified: The Witness of African American Religious Experience

Dr. M. Shawn Copeland