Henriette Delille servant of slaves, witness to the poor by Cyprian Davis

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Published by Archives of the Archdiocese of New Orleans in New Orleans, LA .

Written in English

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  • Delille, Henriette, -- 1812-1862.,
  • Sisters of the Holy Family (New Orleans, La.) -- History.,
  • African American women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-147) and index.

Book details

Other titlesServant of slaves, witness to the poor
StatementCyprian Davis.
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p., [12] p. of plates :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18585057M
LC Control Number2004092395

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Paperback, pages/5. When Henriette was 24 years old, she underwent a religious experience. This religious experience is expressed in a brief declaration of faith and love. On the flyleaf of a book centered on the Eucharist, is a profession of love, in her own handwriting. Written in French: "Je crois en Dieu.

J'espère en Dieu. J'aime. Je v[eux] vivre et mourir pour Dieu.". Henriette Delille was born in New Orleans between andmost sources agree on Her father was a white man and her mother a "free person of color," of mixed race. Both were Roman Catholics.

She had two brothers: one named, Jean Delille, and one who died as an infant. Her brother’s daughter, Judith Delille Vincent, had 13 children. Henriette’s 4th and 5th generation relatives have been found and have visited the Sisters at the Motherhouse.

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Sacramental records show Delille served as the godmother and marriage witness of many. Delille died at the age of 49 on Nov. 16,having spent her young life in love and service of others. Delille’s cause of canonization opened inand she was declared Venerable in Read more about Venerable Henriette Delille.

Henriette Delille: Servant of Slaves, Witness to the Poor Cyprian Davis Archives of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, - African American women - pages. Henriette Delille – Religious leader. At a Glance Founded Sisters of the Holy Family.

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These two can be purchased from the Delille Commission Office. SAMPLE PAGE. A free woman of color, Henriette Delille was the great-granddaughter of an emancipated slave.

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I wish to live and die for God.”. Henriette Delille, New Orleans, LA. likes. The Venerable Henriette DeLille (–) founded the Catholic order of the Sisters of the Holy Family, made up of free women of color, in New Followers:   On a prayer book about the Eucharist, Henriette Delille wrote on the flyleaf page her profession of faith in French: “Je crois en Dieu.

J’espère en Dieu. J’aime. Je v[eux] vivre et mourir pour Dieu.” (“I believe in God. I hope in God. I love. I want to live and die for God.”). Beginning inthis fictional biography follows the life of Henriette Delille, a free woman of color who founded the Sisters of the Holy Family.

Reviews User-contributed reviews. Henriette Delille was born into a nineteenth-century American society that condoned the attitude that women of color existed for white male use whether they were enslaved or free. Repudiating prevailing societal norms and customs, Delille founded a religious congregation, the Sisters of the Holy Family, for free women of color, and thereby asserted black women as fully capable of chastity and.

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Venerable Mother Henriette Delille, pray for us. Life Lessons We learn from Henriette DeLille The day Henriette DeLille is declared a saint will certainly be a crowning moment for the majority of people (especially in New Orleans) who know about her contribution to humanity.

Her story is a perfect lesson on the value of hard work, dedication, courage, humility, kindness, and on: N Rampart Street, New Orleans,LA. book, Henriette Delille: Servant of Slaves, Witness to the Poor, the definitive biography of Henriette Delille, may be ordered from the Henriette Delille Commission Office after June 1, Other books featuring Delille are also available, either at the Commission Office or Amazon: Henriette Delille, Servant of Slaves, Virginia Gould and.

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Get this from a library. Henriette Delille. -- The African-American Catholic nun Henriette Delille () formed a religious order in that was known as Sisters of the Holy Family. She opened a home for the aged, the sick, and the poor.

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On MaPope Benedict XVI, declared that Henriette Delille had led a life of “heroic virtue” and declared the Creole woman from New Orleans, “Venerable”. When the sisters in her order heard the news they quickly gathered together, headed to their chapel and sang the Te Deum, praising God for the great blessing.

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