Meet the Creole nun who risked her life to teach slaves

Venerable Henriette DeLille, born a “free woman of color” before the Civil War, had all the makings of a life of relative ease before her. Born in 1812 to a wealthy French father and a free Creole woman of Spanish, French and African descent, Henriette was groomed throughout her childhood to become a part of… Continue reading Meet the Creole nun who risked her life to teach slaves

Former slave Julia Greeley choosen as the local face of mercy for special jubilee Year of Mercy

Denver’s Angel of Charity, Julia Greeley, was a well-known face on the streets of Denver. Born into slavery, at Hannibal, Missouri, sometime between 1833 and 1848. One time,while she was still growing up, she clung to her mother while the savagely cruel slave-master thrashed her mother with a long whip, and then he injured her… Continue reading Former slave Julia Greeley choosen as the local face of mercy for special jubilee Year of Mercy