The St. Joseph Society of the Sacred Heart (the Josephites) is a congregation of priests and brothers whose exclusive mission is to the African-American community. Founded after the Civil War to minister to newly freed slaves, the organization has served the African American community since 1871. The Society serves in parishes and special ministries, spanning seven states and the District of Columbia.
posted on 06/09/2013 4:05:37 AM PDT
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posted on 06/09/2013 4:06:02 AM PDT
( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
God bless all of these new priests.
But why are all of them from Nigeria? Where are the vocations from the Josephite parishes referenced in the article?
I have to say the idea of a Josephite order - exclusively ministering to African Americans - makes me a liftle uncomfortable in this day and age.
I can see the necessity of this during the Jim Crow days, but segregation is over. IMHO we shouldn’t have segregated parishes (just MHO)
The parishioners may be in for a shock. Nigerian immigrant priests are by reputation more socially conservative than black Americans.
posted on 06/09/2013 4:35:34 AM PDT
(Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send labourers into his harvest. (Luke 10:2)
posted on 06/09/2013 11:15:09 AM PDT
(fear them not)
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