Father Augustus Tolton
1854-1897
Father Augustus Tolton was born into slavery in...

Father Augustus Tolton 1854-1897 Father Augustus Tolton was born into slavery in 1854. During the Civil War, his mother and siblings fled to Quincy Illinois where they became members of Fr. Peter McGirr’s Catholic parish. Eventually, Augustus realized he was called to the priesthood. With the help of Fr. McGirr, he studied in Rome and

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