Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Atlantans Attend Ceremony Honoring Georgia Nun

Published April 1, 2004

In a ceremony in Macon on March 11, Mother Mathilda Beasley was posthumously honored with a 2004 Georgia Women of Achievement Award. Beasley was recognized for her legacy as Georgia’s first African-American Religious sister and her works of charity. Attending the ceremony from the archdiocese of Atlanta (l-r) were Calvin Williams, parishioner at Sacred Heart Church, Atlanta; Msgr. R. Donald Kiernan, vicar general of the archdiocese; Mary Wells, parishioner at St. Paul of the Cross Church, Atlanta; Nina Payne, parishioner at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Decatur; Archbishop John F. Donoghue; Beverly Maxwell, parishioner at Sts. Peter and Paul Church; John C. Phillips, special assistant to the Office for Black Catholic Ministry; and Jeanne Mosley, parishioner at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Atlanta.