Another Native American to possibly become a Saint! Black Elk of South Dakota.

Discussion in 'Inspirational Stories' started by TinNM, May 26, 2021.

  1. TinNM

    TinNM Archangels

    I had not heard of Black Elk, Nicholas Black Elk, here he is on the left, talk about inspirational!:


    ‘A long line’ of holy catechists have served the church, pope notes – Catholic Philly

    A catechist from the United States may soon be added to their ranks. The U.S. bishops in November gave their formal support to the sainthood cause of Nicholas W. Black Elk, a 19th-century Lakota catechist who is said to have introduced hundreds of Lakota people to the Catholic faith.

    “Black Elk — Catholic, husband, father and elder — he was an ardent catechist and an internationally admired mystic,” Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota, told his fellow bishops.
    And from Epic Pew, I was unaware of this Catholic website but it looks good... their story:

    4 Quick Things to Know About Possible Saint, Black Elk – EpicPew

    A few books on him as well:

    Black Elk's Religion: The Sun Dance and Lakota Catholicism (The Iroquois and Their Neighbors): Holler, Clyde: 9780815603641: Books

    More, South Dakota news: Nicholas Black Elk headed toward becoming a Saint (

    So, just a brief mention on this. Please see links for more. Another amazing story.
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  2. DesertStar7

    DesertStar7 To Jesus + through Mary @-}---

    Excellent! :)
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  3. padraig

    padraig New Member

    Thank you so much. Love these new friends in heaven.:)
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  4. AED

    AED Powers

    When I was young there was a popular book making the rounds: Black Elk Speaks. It must be the same man.
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