Jul 13, 2020
On this week's show, the history of a saint in the making comes to life as we discuss the story and legacy of Ven. Fr. Augustus Tolton with actor Jim Coleman, who portrays Fr. Tolton in the St. Luke's Production play "Tolton: From Slave to Saint".
About Jim Coleman:
A Hollywood actor for over 30 years, Jim Coleman stars as Ven. Fr. Augustus Tolton in Saint Luke Productions' "Tolton: From Slave to Priest" play touring the country. He is best known for his starring role as Roger Parker in the hit Nickelodeon series "My Brother and Me." His filmography includes "Ant-Man," "The Quad," "Ace Ventura," "American Gangster," and "Law and Order." He says his role as Fr. Tolton “is the most meaningful one I’ve had in my whole career. Fr. Tolton’s story needs to be told. As a black man, this very important part of history is something that I want the world to hear about. I truly feel blessed to be the one to share Fr. Augustus Tolton with all who will listen!” Jim and his wife Robin reside in Florida.
About Tolton: From Slave to Saint:
"Tolton: From Slave to Priest," the remarkable story of America's first black priest who lived 1854-1897, is a captivating multi-media live production, filled with music, drama, and inspiring performances. It brings a message of hope and healing for the wounds that plague our culture. "Tolton" is having a powerful impact in our country, drawing all people to the truth of Jesus Christ.
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