Spend an hour with this compassionate woman who served the poor and abandoned in Baltimore, especially children of color.
An Hour with Mother Mary Lange tells the story of Elizabeth Clarisse Lange, a gifted yet humble woman from Cuba who settled in Baltimore in 1813. At that time, there was a large community of French-speaking Catholic from Haiti who had settled there. Elizabeth Lange quickly realized that the children in her neighborhood needed a formal education. She began educating the children of slaves and immigrants of color, which was illegal at the time.
Also at that time, women of color could not enter religious life in the Catholic Church. With encouragement from Father James Hector Joubert, PSS, Elizabeth Lange and three other women professed their vows and founded the Oblate Sisters of Providence. It was the first religious congregation to accept women of color.
Through it all, Mother Mary Lange trusted in God's providence and persevered.
An Hour With Mother Mary Lange creates a time of reflection, recollection, learning, contemplation, and prayer. In addition to a short biography, it includes meditations on her spirituality.
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