Denver, Colo., Jun 8, 2018 / 15:27 pm
The Archdiocese of Denver hosted a special Mass on Thursday in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the death of Julia Greeley, who is the first person from Colorado to be proposed for sainthood.
Archbishop Samuel Aquila said Greeley was a holy woman who suffered as a former slave and was riddled with arthritis, but still embraced the love of Christ and lived it out.
"How difficult her early life must have been in terms of experiencing slavery, watching her own mother being beaten, losing her own eye," Archbishop Aquila told CNA.
"And then, her encounter with Jesus Christ...She knew the love of Christ for her, she knew that she was truly a daughter of the Father, and she lived that out."