America’s First Black Nuns

Today marks the death of Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange (1784-1882), foundress and first superior of the Oblate Sisters of Providence. Born Elizabeth Clarisse Lange in Haiti, she came to America as a child, settling in Baltimore. With money left her by her parents, she started teaching African-American children in her own home. With the support [Read More...]

McNamara’s Blog Gets Darted!

Yesterday I learned that the Premio Dardo blog award has been bestowed on McNamara’s Blog. Many thanks to Pentimento, whose lovely blog I admire for doing one of the noblest things we can: “working to create a culture of love and beauty on the web.” She kindly describes McNamara’s Blog as a “reverent treasure trove [Read More...]

Just a Reminder…

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