Join us as we head to New Orleans to visit Venerable Henriette Delille and the Sisters of the Holy Family. Henriette wanted to join the Catholic church as a nun, but was the granddaughter of an enslaved person and there wasn’t an order that would welcome her. Instead of leaving the faith altogether, Henriette founded her own order, the Sisters of the Holy Family. Through the powerful life and legacy of Henriette and the order she founded, we have a window into the experiences of the Black Catholic tradition in the South and the church’s complicated history with racism and racial justice. Henriette’s story requires us to address selected moments when the church has failed its call to support racial justice and the full personhood of all people. We discuss the mixed history of the catholic church in the South, and offer some ways to learn from the story of Henriette as we continue to work for equality and justice in the church.