On Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM, to 12 Noon, Fr. Timothy Kesicki, S.J., President of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States and Fr. Robert Hussey, S.J., Provincial, Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus will be in Louisiana to hear from descendants of the enslaved people sold by the Jesuits in 1838.
Descendants of the 272 enslaved children, women and men sold to plantations in Ascension, Iberville and Terrebonne Parishes in Louisiana, who may not have had the opportunity to travel to the ceremonies at Georgetown last spring, will have the opportunity to speak directly to Father Kesicki and Father Hussey at this event. Furthermore this event is open to the Catholic community at large who may want to witness this historic event.
If you are unsure if you are a descendant of the original 272 enslaved ancestors sold in 1838, please see the surname list on our website.
This event will take place at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Maringouin at 11140 LA-77.
This is a free event but please register by Thursday, December 7th to attend via this link: http://bit.ly/PriestReg
**UPDATED Information** If you are unable to attend the event in person, RSVP any time via the link above for our Conference Call option. We will Livestream from our Facebook page as often as wi fi and internet connectivity will allow throughout the day. Check back periodically or leave a question at our Facebook page if you miss us.
For further information contact Karran Harper Royal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-308-2050