Heart of Louisiana: Henriette Delille


When you hear about Saints in New Orleans, you probably think football. But a New Orleans woman is on a path that could lead to her becoming the first native-born African-American saint in the United States. 

A New Orleans religious group is hoping for miracles. The Sisters of the Holy Family, founded in the 1840s by Henriette Delille, a free woman of color, are hoping the Vatican will validate two miracles attributed to their founder. That could help clear the path to sainthood for Delille. This book contains the church’s investigation of Delille’s life and ministry in New Orleans.

“It was brought to the Holy Father at that time was Benedict the 16th, and so he said that is it proved that she had practiced heroic virtue and that she would be declared…

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