The Board - what is it?

The Mother Lange Guild Board of Directors is that group of persons invited and interested in sharing leadership whose purpose and aim is to advance the cause for canonization of Servant of God Mary Lange. They participate more fully in promoting the cause. They are guided by the motto of the Oblate Sisters of Providence “Providentia Providebit (Providence Will Provide). They recognize God’s presence in every facet of life. Providence spirituality directs members toward a ministry of services as they interact with God’s people and carry out God’s will in the world. 

Membership of the Mother Lange Guild Board, the governing body of the Guild, promotes the cause through assisting and working with the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
Their purposes are to:

• Promote the cause for canonization of the Foundress of the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
• Provide information, plan activities and sponsor projects to   educate people on the heroic life of virtues, works and charism   
  of Mother Lange.
• Assist in all matters relative to advancing the cause for   canonization of Mother Lange.
• Commit to prayer for canonization on a regular basis, asking God’s favors through the intercession of Mother Mary Lange.
• Make a pilgrimage to one or more of the sites associated with Mother Mary Lange.
• Assist in raising funds and soliciting contributions to the Mother Lange Guild for the purpose of promoting her cause.
• Recommend memorial contributions to the Mother Lange Guild in lieu of flowers.


Board Members are expected to attend at least 75% of meetings throughout the 
year, participate on at least one Board committee, participate in the recommitment 
ceremony annually, be current in Guild membership dues and financially support 
the Guild. 

Any Board member realizing her/his inability to fulfill the requirements set forth in 
the Guild Constitution and bylaws is expected to submit a letter of resignation 
addressed to the Board President and the director(The designated liaison of the 
Oblate Sisters of Providence). 

Membership dues/fees for board member shall be: 
Annual Individual $ 15.00 
Perpetual Individual $ 100.00 

Current Mother Lange Guild Board membership is as follows: 
Ex-officio Members of the Board are: 
Most Reverend William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore 
His Eminence William Cardinal Keeler, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore 
Sister Mary Alexis Fisher, O.S.P., Superior General 
Sister Magdala Marie Gilbert, O.S.P., Director of the Mother Mary Lange Guild 
   and Oblate Liaison.

Officers of the Board: 
President  -  Marie-Alberte Boursiquot, M.D.
Vice President  - Therese Wilson Favors 
Secretary  -  Sister Marcia L. Hall, O.S.P. 
Treasurer  -  Dr. Kirk Gaddy

Other members of the Mother Mary Lange Guild Board: 
Joslyn Alexander
John T. Berkley
Dr. Camille Brown
Carole Coaxum
Carole Depestre
Rev. Donald Fest, SSJ
Gloria A. Herndon
Rev. John Kemper, SS
Deacon Seigfried Presberry
Sister Madeline Swaboski, IHM
Deacon Al Turner
Volunteer Teresa R. assists Sr. Virginie at the M. L.
Guild Center to prepare informational material. 
The Lange Letter is sent three times annually 
throughout the United States and to 24 foreign countries.