Local Events Honoring Sister Bowman:

– Thursday, March 26, 6:15 p.m. “This Little Light of Mine – A tribute to the life of Sr. Thea Bowman, Jackson Sr. Thea Bowman School.

– Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11, 7 p.m. and Sunday April 12, 2 p.m., M032015thea08adison St. Joseph High School Fine Arts Center, “Thea’s Turn,” a play written by Mary Queen Donnelly. For tickets: theasturntickets@gmail.com or 601-960-8470.

– Saturday, April 25, 4 p.m., Canton Holy Child Jesus Parish, Father Maurice Nutt, C.Ss.R., will offer a presentation on Sister Thea.  Father Nutt is currently a member of the Redemptorist Parish Mission Preaching Team based in Chicago, Ill., a member of the faculty of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans where he teaches preaching.  He has written three books:  “Thea Bowman:  In My Own Words,” “Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Alphonsus Liguori,” and “Lent and Easter Wisdom from St. Alphonsus Liguori.” Father Nutt is also a contributor to the African American Catholic Youth Bible, a collaborative project between the National Black Catholic Congress and St. Mary’s Press.

– Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m., Canton Holy Child Jesus Parish, Mass to honor Sister Thea Bowman. Father Nutt will be the main celebrant, a reception will follow.