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​​The National Black Catholic Seminarians Association, Inc. (NBCSA) seeks to contribute to the wellbeing of candidates for priesthood and religious life, with an emphasis on Black American, African, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latino candidates preparing to serve the Church in the United States and its territories. The interest of the NBCSA, however, extends to the broader formation community as it seeks to promote knowledge of, and apostolic works in, the diverse Black Catholic community in the United States. Promoting vocations to priesthood and religious life has become central to the identity and mission of NBCSA.

​We are an affiliate entity of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus. We also cooperate with the National Black Sisters Conference, the National Black Catholic Congress, the National Association of Black Catholic Administrators in the United States and its territories.

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To report any spiritual or physical favors granted through prayer in Father Tolton’s name, please write: 


Office of the Cardinal
Archdiocese of Chicago

835 North Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611


To request the prayer card for the canonization of Father Augustus Tolton, call or write:


Bishop Joseph N. Perry
Phone: 312.534.8376
3525 South Lake Park Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60653

Venerable Augustus Tolton

Prayer for the Cause of Augustus Tolton


​O God,
we give you thanks for your servant and priest, Father Augustus Tolton,
who labored among us in times of contradiction,
times that were both beautiful and paradoxical.
His ministry helped lay the foundation for a truly Catholic gathering in faith in our time.
We stand in the shadow of his ministry.
May his life continue to inspire us
and imbue us with that confidence and hope
that will forge a new evangelization for the Church we love.

 Father in Heaven,

Father Tolton’s suffering service sheds light upon our sorrows;
we see them through the prism of your Son’s passion and death.
If it be your Will, O God,
glorify your servant, Father Tolton,
by granting the favor I now request through his intercession
(mention your request)
so that all may know the goodness of this priest
whose memory looms large in the Church he loved.

Complete what you have begun in us
that we might work for the fulfillment of your kingdom.
Not to us the glory,
but glory to you O God, through Jesus Christ, your Son
and our Lord;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are our God, living and reigning forever and ever. Amen

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1854 - 1897

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