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Tolton: From Slave to Priest--Live Theatrical Presentation

St. Raymond Church is very pleased and honored to be co-sponsoring Tolton: From Slave to Priest, a live theatrical one-man drama performed by actor Jim Coleman and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions.

Based on the life of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest, this powerful production is a compelling true story of courage, forgiveness, and reconciliation that resonates deeply with modern American audiences. Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago, postulator for Father Tolton’s canonization, is calling Tolton: From Slave to Priest a production that will “inspire a new era of peace, hope, and forgiveness in America.” This dramatic performance will be presented on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 PM in the St. Raymond Catholic Church gym. For tickets contact Angie Robbiano at or 650 323-1755.