Founding of St. Augustine Seminary

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, September 16, 1923

The Divine Word Missionaries opened St. Augustine Seminary on Mississippi's Gulf Coast for the purpose of training African-American men for the priesthood. Although there had been a few black priests over the course of the nation's history (often trained abroad), most Catholic colleges and seminaries, like other American schools at the time, did not admit black students.


Divine Word Missionaries *



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