Thursday, July 1, 2010
Venerable Pierre Toussainte
Pierre Toussainte died June 30th 1853. This amazing man was a Haitian slave who became a hairdresser in New York City. His story is very inspiring. He is buried in the crypt under the main altar at Saint Patrick's Cathedral. He was declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II on December 18, 1996.