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The Oblate Sisters of Providence

July 2, 1829

 
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 20, 2008
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Inscription. At this site, 610 George Street, under the leadership of foundress, Mother Mary Lange, four women took vows of consecrated chastity, evangelical poverty, and religious obedience. Thus began the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first Congregation of women of African Ancestry in the United States to serve primarily “children of colour” through education. However, the Sisters would not refuse their ministrations to anyone.

Begun in 1828, Saint Frances Academy, the oldest continuing educational facility for black children in the United States, was moved to this site under the direction of Mother Mary Lange and the Oblate Sisters
 
Erected 2000 by Martin O'Malley and the Citizens of Baltimore.
 
Location. 39° 17.738′ N, 76° 37.569′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on George Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The current status of George Street as a street is somewhat dubious. It is unclear whether vehicular traffic is permissible. Visitors are advised to park on a nearby street, perhaps St. Mary Street or Orchard Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 George Street, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 20, 2008
2. The Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker
distance of this marker. St. Mary's Seminary Chapel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary's Seminary (about 700 feet away); Chapel of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple (about 700 feet away); Mother Seton House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Western District Station House (approx. 0.3 miles away); G. Krug & Son (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Eager Howard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sharp Street Memorial Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .  Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange. A biographical sketch. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkChurches, Etc.EducationNotable Persons
 
The Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 20, 2008
3. The Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker
The Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 20, 2008
4. The Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,598 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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