NUNDAY Sister Marcia Hall, OSP

Blog Published: November 17, 2008
By Sister Julie

Nunday is here! And we’ve got some cool stuff today. The Oblate Sisters of Providence are featured in the December 2008 issue of Ebony magazine! RUN, don’t walk, to your nearest convenience store and pick up a copy! The story and photos are fabulous.

Virginie FishThe article is called “Walking with God” and was written by Kevin Chappell with photos by André F. Chung. The article starts with the single sentence paragraph: “At first, Virginie Fish ignored Him.” The story goes on to tell a bit about Sister Virginie’s vocation story, mentioning that she has now been a sister for 62+ years of which Virginie says, “It is a life of excitement, adventure, dedication.”

The article goes through some of the history of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and where they are ministering today. My friend Sister Marcia Hall, OSP, is also featured in the article. Sister Marcia is a former sociology professor who joined the Oblate Sisters 10 years ago. Says Sister Marcia, “I feel very strongly that I was called to be here, called to do the work that I am doing now.” Sister Marcia is now the vocation director for the Oblate Sisters of Providence.


Archived Comments

Cathy November 18, 2008 at 4:39 am

As I journey this year as a candidate to become an associate of the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, I have become more aware of the different charisms around me in those who have a become members of the community through their vows. Thy are gifted in so many ways . There is no fanfare, no applause, but a continual movement of the love of God wherever they are called to serve. You all are role model in the mission of our Lord to serve in love! Thank you all in your service of God.

Annie November 18, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Ebony magazine?? How cool! There’s something you don’t see every day.

Sister Julie November 19, 2008 at 3:40 am

Cathy … I’ve known other sisters who have “Providence” as their charism too … how exciting for you to become an associate of a Providence community. I feel so blessed to be related to the Oblate Sisters of Providence.

Annie … I know! Pretty cool. Definitely pick up a copy.

Jerry February 2, 2009 at 2:10 pm

As one who was educated by the Oblates and had an aunt who was an Oblate (Sister Mary David), I am tickled to learn about your blog. I loved the Ebony article. Gave copies to some of my co-workers who had no clue when it came to women of color as nuns. God Bless you and the Oblates.

Miss Gaile May 19, 2009 at 12:58 am

Dearest Sister Marcia, You are such a blessing to those who have come to know you. God bless you this day and know that you are never alone… for God lives in your heart and soul… God knows of your love. He watches your coming and going and is with you until you will journey to heaven. Gaile

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