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Oblate Sisters


Saint Francis

de Sales

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“Let us work for the happiness of others.”

Saint Leonie Aviat


Joyfully serving the needs of others

Click an image to learn about the work the Oblate Sisters are doing and how you can help.


South Africa

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It took a century of dedication and hard work to establish thriving schools.

It took only 50 seconds for a devastating earthquake to destroy them.

Despite the challenges, the Oblate Sisters persist in the difficult task of reconstructing these schools. Numerous children lost family members during the tragic event. Now, more than ever, these children rely on the compassionate support of the Oblate Sisters.

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St.Leonie School in Manta was completely destroyed.

The Sisters found the statue of Our Lady of Light near the school entrance was preserved from harm, a sign of hope for the future.

After months of delays, construction advanced and students returned to school. The pandemic slowed progress, but not the commitment to rebuild and repair.

Two schools have been repaired.

One school has been rebuilt.

Another is still under construction.

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South Africa

Oblate Sisters offer children love and nourishment. By providing food and love to hungry children, the Sisters are not just filling their bellies but also their hearts.

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Investing in education equips children with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the future. The Sisters unlock the potential and talents of these children, paving the way for a brighter tomorrow.

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Help us help God’s little ones.

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Educating children to be no more and no less than their best.

Children who are nurtured in a faith-filled and loving environment are more likely to flourish and thrive both academically and socially.

By incorporating values of kindness, compassion, and respect into their education, we not only help children develop essential life skills but also instill in them a strong sense of empathy and understanding towards others.

We need

a bigger school!

Design for

PreK Addition

and Renovation

Since 1979, the Oblate Sisters have enrolled 20 preschool children each year.

Through a special grant program for low-income families, the Sisters have the funding to enroll 50 children!

Can you help us build more classrooms?

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Will you support the work of the Oblate Sisters’ Missions?


Donations will be used to help rebuild schools and provide food and medical care.

South Africa

Donations will be used to provide a healthy diet and other essential needs.

United States

Donations will help build classrooms so low-income families can benefit from a high quality early childhood program.

Oblate Sisters

of Saint Francis

de Sales

Sr. Anne Elizabeth Eder, OSFS


Mrs. Bonnie Baynes

Mission Fund Coordinator

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Childs, MD 21916

(410) 398-3699 ext 217