The Oblate Sisters of Providence

The Oblate Sisters of Providence (HM36H)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 17.738', W 76° 37.569'

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July 2, 1829

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
HM NumberHM36H
Year Placed2000
Placed ByMartin O'Malley and the Citizens of Baltimore
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 359772 N 4350844
Decimal Degrees39.29563333, -76.62615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.738', W 76° 37.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 44.28" N, 76° 37' 34.14" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 720 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore MD 21201, US
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