By Catholic News Service ST. MEINRAD, Ind. – A funeral Mass will be celebrated May 21 at St. Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad for Father Cyprian Davis, who died May 18 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. He was 84. Father Davis wrote six books, including “The History of Black Catholics Read more →
The St. Joseph Society of the Sacred Heart (The Josephites) is a congregation of priests and brothers whose exclusive mission is to serve the African-American community. Founded after the Civil War to minister to newly freed slaves, the organization has served the African American community since 1871. The Society supports in parishes and special ministries, spanning across the East and West Coast.