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Ven. Augustus Tolton Portrait

Ven. Augustus Tolton Portrait

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Welcome Venerable Tolton's tenacity and abundant faith into your home!

This portrait of Augustus Tolton is inspired by a photograph of a young Fr. 'Gus', who born a slave, freed during the Civil War, and persevered through many challenges to become the first black priest in America.

With her original line art design, Catholic artist Alyssa Armento, from Catholic Revolution, captures Augustus Tolton's determined expression, highlighting his unceasing faith in the midst of formidable odds. 

Professionally laser cut on sustainably sourced wood for beauty that lasts a lifetime.


  • 8" x 10" x 1/2"
  • UV topcoat-bonded plywood
  • Made in South Bend, IN

Every piece is uniquely handcrafted and may not have the same wood grain and/or tone as pictured.

Feast Day

  • Ven. Augustus Tolton died on July 9 (he does not yet have an official feast day)
Alyssa Armento is a self-taught artist based in Connecticut where she lives with her husband and their three young children. She runs an Etsy shop, the Catholic Revolution, where she hopes to spread and strengthen the Faith through her artwork.
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