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Mass remembers life, ministry of Martha Jane Tolton

Worshippers come together for a Mass on Nov. 13, 2021 at the Church of the Holy Family, 1080 W. Roosevelt Road, to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the death of Martha Jane Tolton, the mother of Venerable Father Augustus Tolton, who faithfully served at his side during his lifetime. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Ciff Barber, chief strategy officer for the Archdiocese of Chicago, prays during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
C. Vanessa White, associate professor of spirituality and ministry at Catholic Theological Union and a member of the Augustus Tolton Guild, introduces Glenda Spearman who would deliver a reflection in place of the homily. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry, vice postulator for the canonization cause of Father Tolton, prays at the altar while Father David Jones, pastor of St. Benedict the African Parish and a member of the Augustus Tolton Guild, looks on. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Glenda Spearman, chaplain at Lurie Children's Hospital, shares the sign of peace with C. Vanessa White. Spearman delivered a reflection about the valor of Martha Tolton. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Jones distributes Communion. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
John G. Igwebuike prays during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Karine Guignard lays flowers at the grave of Martha Jane Tolton in Mount Olivet Cemetery on Nov. 13. The service was held following the Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Far left, Father Greg Rom leads a prayer service at the grave of Martha Tolton. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

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