Resources for Black History Month 2021

February is designated as Black History Month in Ontario. Please contact us if you have suitable resources for this website.


Book Suggestions from Novalis

These are books suggested for Black History Month. We offer the 20% discount or bulk pricing

ADULT: Someone Beautiful to God: Finding the Light of Faith in Wounded World 9780809154937

ADOLESCENT:  Sister Thea Bowman: Do You Here Me Church 9780809167920

CHILDREN: An African Gospel 9780809167937

CHILDREN: Brown Girl Magic 9780809167944

CHILDREN: What if the Zebras Lost Their Stripes 9780809166497


Toronto Catholic DSB African Canadian Heritage Month Resources


Dufferin Peel CDSB Black History Month


Waterloo Catholic CDSB Black History Month VLC http://vlcguides.wcdsb.ca/home/blackhistory


Dufferin-Peel CDSB have a Black History month resource page. Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month: School board hosts its 14th Annual Black History Month Student Conference


York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month (2021)

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Thanks to Michael Way Skinner for sharing this poster.

Government of Canada Black History Month Resources


Black History Month Prayers from jesuitresource.org

I Dream a World

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!

– Langston Hughes


Ontario Black History Society

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage.  the Society aims to foster public interest and encourage the interest of Black History through:

  • Recognition, preservation and promotion of the contribution of Black peoples and their collective histories through education, research and cooperation.
  • Sponsorship and support of educational conferences and exhibits in this field
  •  Promotion the inclusion of material on Black History in school curricular

Links to Catholic Saints and Holy People

Bl. Benedict Daswa http://www.catholicworldreport.com/2015/09/15/bl-benedict-daswa-husband-father-martyr/

Bl. Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/01/blessed-cyprian-michael-iwene-tansi/

Bl. Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa https://stevensperay.wordpress.com/category/great-black-saints/

Bl. Isidore Bakanja https://stevensperay.wordpress.com/category/great-black-saints/

Bl. Marie-Clémentine Anuarite Nengapeta https://stevensperay.wordpress.com/category/great-black-saints/

Bl. Peter To Rot https://stevensperay.wordpress.com/category/great-black-saints/

Bl. Victoire Rasoamanarivo

Our Lady of Kibeho http://kibeho-sanctuary.com/index.php/en

Servant of God Augustus Tolton http://www.toltoncanonization.org/

Servant of God Julia Greeley http://juliagreeley.org/

Servant of God Mary Elizabeth Lange https://blackandindianmission.org/servant-god-mother-mary-lange-osp

St. Anthony of Egypt http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Antonio Vieira https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/black-saints-antonio-vieira

St. Athanasius http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Augustine http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Benedict the Moor http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Charles Lwanga and http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Cyprian of Carthage http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Cyril of Alexandria http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Gelasius I http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Josephine Bakhita https://carfleo.com/2016/02/08/st-josephine-bakhita/

St. Martin de Porres. https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/black-history-month-saint-martin-de-porres/

St. Mary of Egypt http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Maurice http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Miltiades http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Monica  http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Moses the Black http://www.bakinghumblepie.com/celebrating-black-history-month-with-the-saints/

St. Pachomius http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

Sts. Perpetua and Felicity http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

The Scillitan Martyrs http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Simon of Cyrene http://www.bakinghumblepie.com/celebrating-black-history-month-with-the-saints/

Sts. Timothy and Maura

St. Thecla http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Victor http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

St. Zeno http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

Ven. Henriette deLille http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

Ven. Pierre Toussaint http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

Ven. Teresa Chikaba https://stevensperay.wordpress.com/category/great-black-saints/

Ven. Zeinab Alif http://www.ofmconv.net/positio/?lang=en

Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders

Sister Thea Bowman http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/faith/198-news/faith/faith-facts/344-black-catholic-popes-saints-and-leaders


Resources from the United States

Archdiocese of Washington Black Catholic History Month

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