Oblate Sisters of Providence

[coat of arms of the Oblate Sisters of Providence] A congregation of nuns founded at Baltimore, Maryland on 2 July 1829 by Father James Nicholas Joubert, a Sulpician, and Mother Mary Lange, OSP. It was the first congregation in the New World for women of African descent; their mission was the education of black children. The order has houses in 25 cities in the United States, Cuba, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and in Africa. The mother-house is in Baltimore. See also the congregation's web site.

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