The Church Tolton Was Baptized In (APRIL – FATHER AUGUSTUS TOLTON MONTH 2022)
Augustus John Tolton was born on April 1, 1854 to Peter Paul Tolton and Martha Jane Tolton also had siblings. An older brother, Charles Tolton, born in 1853 and a younger sister, Anne Tolton, born in 1859. He was baptized in a small church called St. Peter’s on May 29, 1854 by Fr. John O’Sullivan in a small town. The church is pictured below.
Heaven would have it that Tolton would also himself celebrate another great sacrament in another church named for St. Peter, a much bigger one in a much bigger town called Rome over three decades later. After he was ordained a priest in St. John Lateran Basilica in 1886 he celebrated his first Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.
Info and pic from From Slave to Priest: The Inspirational Story of Father Augustus Tolton by Caroline Hemesath, OSF; pg 28