|Thea Bowman: In My Own Words
|Sister Thea Bowman spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ as
only an African American born in 1937 in Yazoo City, Mississippi,
could. Throughout her adult life, she embraced Catholicism and
religious life and never abandoned the beautiful gift of her
"blackness." It was her life's mission to share her rich cultural
heritage and spirituality in song, prayer, teaching, and preaching.
As a child, Thea Bowman converted to Catholicism, and as an adult chose
a life as a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration. As a black
religious sister in a predominantly white world, Sister Thea was able
to cross cultural boundaries and share her cultural and spiritual gifts
while learning and uplifting the cultural gifts of others.
This book joyfully expounds the thoughts, memories, and reflections of
this devoted Franciscan woman, a proud maiden of Mississippi, a
prophetic preacher, and a tenacious teacher. Fourteen chapters include
her insightful reflections on The Wisdom of the "Old Folks," The
Giftedness of Children, On Being Black and Catholic, and The Power of
Prayer. Join Sister Bowman as she shares her rich cultural heritage and
spirituality In Her Own Words.
About the Author:
Fr. Maurice J. Nutt, C.Ss.R., D.Min., has a Doctor of Ministry degree
in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology and is a noted revival,
mission, and retreat preacher both nationally and internationally.
Father Nutt teaches in the Religious Studies Distance Learning Program
at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. He is also a faculty member
at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) at Xavier University
in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he teaches preaching. He serves as
pastor of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church in Memphis,
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