Join in the celebration of #RRBCAuthor @sharrislaughter, #RRBC’s November “SPOTLIGHT” Author! #Author of #OurLadyOfVictory

In celebration of #RRBC author, Shirley Harris-Slaughter‘s, birthday this week, I’m sharing this post about her book, Our Lady of Victory: The Saga of an African-American Catholic Community.


This is a second edition with updates on the state of this historic church. In the original publication files were lost then resurfaced with content altered along with missing photos during transition from one publisher to another. Such is the fate of an Independent Author.

This book evolved out of years of frustration at the total disregard and lack of respect for the contributions of Black Catholics in the city of Detroit. The author says, “We are not mentioned in the pages of history along with the other Catholic churches that sprung up during the World War II era, and that needed to be corrected.” The author did fulfill one dream since publication … that this church can now be found on the web even though it has merged with another church. It is now called Presentation-Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.

Happy birthday, Shirley for 28 November!

18 thoughts on “Join in the celebration of #RRBCAuthor @sharrislaughter, #RRBC’s November “SPOTLIGHT” Author! #Author of #OurLadyOfVictory

  1. WOW! Jan this is amazing. Thank you so much.

    Yes, our church community went through some tough times, but it isn’t dead just yet. I don’t know if it will survive the pandemic. And there is plans to merge several churches in different vicariate districts. It’s not looking good at all.

    We shall see.

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  2. Hi Robbie. I was viewing this page from my smart phone and didn’t notice that you are hosting me today. So I thank you with all of my heart for taking the time to do this and celebrating with me. You are one of the best.

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