More than 200 people came out to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary on Sunday, April 2 to watch a new documentary on the 19th century priest, Father Augustus Tolton, and to hear testimony from seminarians. See our complete coverage of the event here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Ted Travis from St. Athanaisus Parish in Philadelphia was one of many in attendance of the premiere of “Tolton” a new documentary film on the life of the first African American priest in the United States, Father Augustus Tolton. His cause for canonization in underway. (Photo by Sarah Webb)
Bill Rose, director and producer of “Tolton,” introduces those who participated in the filming of the movie.
Father Stephen DeLacy, vocations director for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, welcomes everyone to the “Tolton” movie premiere.
Vincentian seminarian Ben Melaku, who is Ethiopian, applauds the movie after the screening.
Paula Manchester, adjunct professor at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, speaks on the history of Black Catholic priests.
Seminarian Jamey Moses speaks on his life’s journey that led him to discern the priesthood at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. (Sarah Webb)
Father Stephen Thorne, African American Vocations Coordinator, speaks to the guests at St. Charles Seminary as Deacon William Bradley, director of the Office for Black Catholics, looks on.
Harold McIlwain, who played the older Father Tolton in the film, prays a prayer along with the attendes at the April 2 screening event.