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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A Special Selection for Black Catholic History Month

This month Holy Nativity Radio will be featuring Australian group Prima Luce's rendition of the Marian text Nigra Sum, "I am black". This famous passage from the Canticle of Canticles (Song of Songs) has long been associated with various Black Madonna icons and statues in Europe, and it also has been adopted in a special way by Catholics of the African diaspora.

The American bishops have designated November Black Catholic History Month in honor of the feast of St. Martin de Porres on November 3rd as well as the birthday of St. Augustine of Hippo on November 13th.