Mother Lange canonization cause takes step forward

March 10, 2023 | The Catholic Review

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The canonization cause of Mother Mary Lange, founder of the world’s first sustained women’s religious community for Black women, has taken a step forward.

Sister Rita Michelle Proctor, superior general of the Baltimore-based Oblate Sisters of Providence, said her religious community received a Feb. 27 email from the Holy See informing the sisters that the positio – the documentation on the life of Mother Lange, which includes both the theological and historical record of her life – has been approved by the Vatican.

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