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Catholic Charities Corporation Administrative Offices:

7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 334-2900


Black History Month Saints: St. Martin de Porres

Posted February 12, 2022

This week we look back on the life of St. Martin de Porres—the only Black Catholic saint from the Western Hemisphere—who also lends his name to our family center in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood. Life & Work Born in Lima in 1579, Martín de Porres Velázquez was raised by his mother, a freed slave from Panama. His father was a Spanish nobleman who, upon the birth of Martín's sister, abandoned the family. Martín grew up in poverty and was stigmatized for his illegitmate birth and mixed race. As a young boy he became an apprentice to a barber-surgeon but longed to join the Dominican... read more

Leave Your Mark: Claire Gavin

Posted February 08, 2022 by Hannah Witteman

A simple Google search will tell you that to ‘leave your mark’ is having a lasting or significant effect on something, and that’s what those who retire from Catholic Charities do. On Friday, January 28, a... read more

St. Josephine Bakhita: Her Amazing Testimony

Posted February 08, 2022

Life and Work In 1869 Saint Josephine Margaret Bakhita was born in the Olagossa village in Sudan. Her father was the chief’s brother and grew up with three sisters and three brothers. She was very happy... read more

The Origins of Black History Month

Posted February 05, 2022 by Hannah Witteman

In December of 1875, Dr. Carter G. Woodson was born to two former slaves. Because he spent most of his time helping out on his family farm, he didn't have time to go to school... read more

Celebration of Life Day

Posted January 22, 2022

January 22, 1973, is a very significant day in the United States. The Supreme Court legalized abortion on-demand in all 50 states after the verdict of the famous Roe vs. Wade case was made. ... read more

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