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Oblate Sisters~ Black Nuns at Saint Francis Academy

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Oblate Sisters of Providence

Black Nuns at Saint Francis Academy in Baltimore.

Listening now to Filmmaker Gloria Victoria Rolando Casamayor discuss her upcoming documentary about the Oblate Sisters. Gloria’s mom an Afro-Cuban attended a school established by the Sisters in Cuba! 

Elizabeth Clarisse Lange, who became later known as Mother Mary Lange, was born circa 1784, For ten years, she ran a free school for Haitian refugee children in her own home together with her friend and fellow refugee Marie Magdaline Balas.

The Oblate Sisters  continued Mother Mary's mission. They started Saint Francis Academy, a school for African American children. They provided a home for orphans, purchased the freedom for the enslaved and educated them.