Experiencing Black History in Baltimore through the lens of our faith.
With such a historical treasure here in Baltimore, why is it that many people are unaware that the Oblates of Providence Motherhouse sits just over five miles away from St. Agnes. Well, for the past two years, BEAR NATION has made it a point to pay a special visit to the Motherhouse as a means in which to celebrate the feast of St. Valentine. On this day of love, our students use this blessed occasion as an opportunity to share a bit of joy to the primarily elderly of this extraordinary congregation of religious women. And in keeping with the spirit of this blessed feast day, the third grade students brought love, laughter and the light of Christ to the Oblates with our second annual “Songs, Sweets and Scattergories for the Sisters”. This memorable event began in their chapel with morning Mass. Following our Eucharistic celebration, the students received a tour of the convent, learned of the work of their ministry, and discovered more about the unique legacy of Mother Mary Lange. And then the festivities truly began. Our students entertained the Oblates by singing a number of musical ballads and Christian hymns. Following their performance, the students put on their host and hostess hats on as they served the sisters a variety of delicious treats. Following the continental breakfast and conversation, our students then played a group wide game of Scattegories. As I reflected on the success of this day, I smiled knowing that our students received an educational experience that combined an intimate study of Black History in Baltimore, all while engaging them in direct service through the lens of our faith.
I would like to thank our third grade teacher, Theresa Baldwin, and our Music teacher, Dan Baker for all of the preparation that they offered to this event. And as well, I would like to extend my gratitude to Mount St. Joseph’s High School for generously providing transportation for this memorable event.