I was blessed to work alongside the late Bishop Fernand Cheri, OFM. I was serving as the Executive Director of a national Catholic organization and Bishop was our Episcopal Moderator. In the Black Catholic community, Bishop was highly respected and always available to answer questions or enjoy a good meal.
Bishop passed away a few months ago after a series of setbacks with his health. His funeral was beautiful as so many paid their respects.
Xavier University in New Orleans (the home of Bishop Cheri) has established this new tribute to Bishop which I found inspiring.
As you walk the halls of your school, consider how your community can honor its particular heroes. Whether through framed photos, quotes above doorways or through artifacts, our schools can teach our students so much about those we revere.