Parishioner Bob Anderson tells the story of the new paintings on the church walls of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Servant of God Sister Thea Bowman FSPA, Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi, and Venerable Augustine Tolton.  The Kansas City artist Kwanza Humphrey (pictured here at St James on the day of blessing the paintings) may be contacted by email  Additional information about the artist may be found at

Parishioner Joan DeMerchant tells of her encounter with Sister Thea Bowman.  Click here to read her essay in Our Stories on the St James website.

St. James New Portraits

Fr Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi

Fr Augustine Tolton

Sr Thea Bowman

St Kateri Tekakwitha


Below is the PBS documentary about artwork created by local artists that is on display at the new Kansas City International Airport.  Kwanza Humphrey’s artwork is explained at approximately 18:00.