Priest Discovers Kentucky Parish Has Ties to Father Augustus Tolton

On a wintry January day at the old St. Theresa Cemetery in rural Meade County in Kentucky, Janice Mulligan laid a simple wreath of magnolia leaves on the grave of Matilda Hurd, a woman who died a slave and whose grandson is now a saint in the making.

New Educational Center Enlivens Father Tolton’s Legacy 

Supporters of the cause for canonization of Father Augustus Tolton (1854-1897), have created the Tolton Spirituality Center to help Catholics learn from his examples of ministering to people of all races and loving all of humanity. The center, now in its development stages, is moving forward with a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.