Faithful of the Philadelphia Archdiocese came together in praise, prayer and reflection to commemorate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a celebration of his life and ideals Monday, Jan. 21 at the chapel of St. Joseph’s University. Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Illinois gave his keynote speech on King and the current racial divide in the United States.

The event was sponsored by the archdiocesan Office for Black Catholics and archdiocesan parishes serving the Black Catholic community in the Philadelphia region. The office will also sponsor a listening session on racism led by Bishop Shelton Fabre of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux on Feb. 25 at St. Joseph’s University. (Photos by Sarah Webb)