Father Augustus Tolton story presented at Star of the Sea
His mother escaped slavery across the Mississippi in a boat with one oar

On Saturday, January 29, San Francisco’s Star of the Sea parish will host “Tolton: From Slave to Priest” a one-man dramatic presentation by actor Jim Coleman.  The play presents the story of the Venerable Augustus Tolton, born

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Leonardo Defilippis dramatizes Father Tolton, first African American priest
Performances this month in Pasadena, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Manhattan Beach

Leonardo Defilippis, the president and founder of Saint Luke Productions in the state of Washington, remembers when he had a chance a few years ago to approach Archbishop José Gomez to discuss a play he had recently completed and had

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