The First African American Coloradoan To Be Nominated for Sainthood


Thank you so much for this touching story about this amazing woman, Julia Greeley. Despite her own hardships in America, she found the courage and strength to care for others. I look forward to reading more great articles like this one that unveil African American history of Colorado.

In reply to by Sherry Durst (not verified)

Has there been any current updates on JulieGreeley, I have been praying for her sainthood.

Hi Sherry,

Thank you so much for your comment!  The story of Julia Greeley was very touching, and much was learned about her life here in Colorado.  

Hail St. Julia!
As a native of Colorado 5 generations, this is SO good to know.
Thank you so much for this beautiful story. She will be honored in our home.

Hello Tracy,

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the story about Julia Greeley. I, too, am a Colorado native, so reading about her was a thrill!

Greeley deserves to be better known! But this post is somewhat incorrect, her case for official canonization was officially opened in 2016 and she bears the title Servant of God, but not yet Saint. The investigation into whether to officially canonize her requires several further steps.

At the same time, Catholicism has plenty of saints who were never officially canonized, and Catholic theology about the communion of saints is quite broad.

Hello Kevin,

Thank you for reading the blog, comments, as well as your corrections.

First time reading this app. Have heard something about this fantastic person, but not enough. Please continue the search. Such an amazing story. Ladies Auxiliary of St. Peter Claver need more information. Thanks so much.

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