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The Oblate Sisters of Providence is the first sustained Roman Catholic sisterhood in the world established by women of African descent. On July 2, 1829 the Oblate Sisters of Providence were founded by Mother Mary Lange OSP, and Rev. James Nicholas Joubert SS, as the first congregation of women religious of African descent. This was the beginning of a legacy that has thrived over the past 180 years in 25 cities in the United States, Cuba, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and most recently Africa. Our legacy, steeped in the spirituality of Providence, is based on our commitment to bring the message of freedom to those who are oppressed by racism, ignorance, illiteracy, and moral decline; to implement the Gospel message in service to the poor; to defend the rights of all people, to reach out with compassion to those in need.
Visit our website: http://www.oblatesisters.com
Visit the Mother Mary Lange website: http://www.motherlange.org/


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Monroe IHMs are active in 15 archdioceses and 35 dioceses throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Uganda and South Africa. They continue to serve as teachers, staff and administrators in schools and universities, and in pastoral work in parishes. This community of over 665 sisters and associates also ministers in social services for poor families; in spirituality and eldercare; in services for people with AIDS; in advocacy efforts to help people get the resources they need to fully participate in society; and in many other ministries. Through their service and in partnership with others around the world, the IHMs strive to shape a world transformed by love and compassion.
Visit our website: http://www.ihmsisters.org


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The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is a Pontifical Religious Institute, whose members are committed to God and to the Church by the profession of the public vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The charism of the sisters is Love, which continues to manifest itself today in the sisters’ joyful service of God and his people; creative Hope, which puts all its confidence in God’s loving Providence; and Fidelity, which inspires fervor in their vocation in Christ and in their mission in the Church.

The Immaculata branch of the Congregation currently staff Catholic schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, and in the South American countries of Peru and Chile. The sisters also serve the Church in pastoral and other religious ministries.
Visit our website: http://www.ihmimmaculata.org


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The Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Scranton, Pennsylvania, is a community of Catholic women religious dedicated to God and service of God's people. Inspired by the spirit and purpose of Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, we participate in the redeeming mission of Jesus by celebrating and proclaiming the Good News of God's unconditional love for all people. While currently serving in the United States and Latin America, we live our mission by engaging in and sponsoring a variety of ministries that meet contemporary needs and foster the full development of human potential.
Visit our website: http://www.sistersofihm.org