Mother Mary Lange likely to become First Black Saint
Haitian-born, Mother Mary, Oblate Sisters of Providence founder, has entered the final phase of canonization as the first black female saint.
Mother Mary died in 1882 after a lifetime of service to African-American children. She established a private school for them and the first black order, the Oblate Sisters.
Her remains have been placed in the Motherhouse in Baltimore.
What remains for canonization is a Positio, enumerating her works for God, and proof of two miracles in her life.