The American Catholic Historical Society will present its annual fall lecture Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sister Thea Bowman, the granddaughter of enslaved persons who converted to Catholicism at age 9 and later joined the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

Redemptorist Father Maurice Nutt will discuss Thea Bowman as she was: an unapologetically African American woman, a religious sister who deeply loved God and the people to whom she ministered through teaching, preaching and singing, and who embraced the blessing of her ancestry, the wisdom of the “old folks,” and a passion for justice and equality for all God’s children.

Father Nutt is currently the convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium, and in 2018 he was appointed to assist in the cause for canonization of Sister Thea Bowman.

Participants in the free online lecture, via Zoom, must register here.