Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Seton Hill in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Oblate Sisters of Providence

July 2, 1829

 
 
The Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 20, 2008
1. The Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker
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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducationWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
 
Location. 39° 17.738′ N, 76° 37.569′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Seton Hill. Marker is on George Street, on the right when traveling west
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 George Street, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Take a Stroll Down the Main Street of the African American Experience (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Chapel of St. Mary's Seminary & University (dedicated 1808) (about 700 feet away); Chapel of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple (about 700 feet away); St. Mary's Seminary (about 700 feet away); Perkins Square Gazebo (about 700 feet away); How did this park get its name? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sons of St. Mary's: Called to Serve, Educated to Lead (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Historic Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
The Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 20, 2008
2. The Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker
The Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 20, 2008
4. The Oblate Sisters of Providence Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,970 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=5559

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
May. 19, 2024