In honor of November being Catholic Black History Month, our Memphis Diocese is sharing information on Black Catholics and their important contributions to the Catholic spiritual, intellectual traditions and social doctrines.
The Sisters of the Holy Family are a Catholic religious order of African-American nuns based in New Orleans, La. They were founded in 1837 as the Congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Henriette DeLille, adopting the current name in 1842.
The Sisters of the Holy Family’s mission is to serve the poor and disenfranchised, the sick and the elderly through education, healthcare, social and pastoral care of all families, prison ministry and housing for low-income senior citizens.
The Sisters of the Holy Family were the second Black religious order in the U.S. after Mother Mary Lange’s Oblate Sisters of Providence.
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