Founding of the Oblate Sisters of Providence

July 2, 1829

Mother Mary Lange and Fr. James Nicholas Joubert, SS, founded this, the first congregation for women religious of African descent. Dedicated to educating black children, their first house was at Baltimore.


Oblate Sisters


D.B. Morrow, Persons of Color and Religious at the Same Time: The Oblate Sisters of Providence, 1828-1860