Venerable Henriette DeLille Print

Venerable Henriette DeLille
Servant of Slaves
1812-1862
Patronage: Racial justice

This fine art portrait, printed on acid-free, 80 lb. cardstock, with archival inks, is ready to frame. The watermark will not appear on your print.

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Henriette Delille was born, a "free woman of color" in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1812. Her father was a white man of French descent. Henriette founded the Sisters of the Holy Family, a Black religious congregation, to care for the slaves, free people of color, elderly, infirmed and poor, catechizing and providing for their physical needs. She worked heroically to bring people to God through reform, peaceful direction, and missionary work until her death at 52. She is the first United States native-born African American whose cause for canonization has been opened by the Catholic Church.