Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales


Name of Congregation: Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales

Active or contemplative: Active

What is the timeframe your congregation served the Diocese of Arlington?

What type of ministry did your congregation carry out in the Diocese of Arlington? 
Education ministry

Describe the charism of your congregation:

“Our mission is to offer faith to souls when it is not there and to preserve it, to increase it in those where it is already.” -Fr. Louis Brisson.

At the heart of the Church, our life of union with God enables us to be signs of a God close to every human being, loved as he is. Through a community and fraternal life, with respect for our differences, through a poor, chaste and obedient life, we want to bear witness to the love of Jesus and help others to grow in their human vocation and in their faith.

Institutions in the Diocese of Arlington in which your congregation served, primarily:

  • Holy Cross Academy
  • St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Fredericksburg

Religious from your congregation who served for a significant amount of time in the Diocese of Arlington:

  • Sr. Susan Louise Eder, Founding Principal of Holy Cross Academy 1998-2019 
  • Sr. Frances Carol Eder, Teacher 1998-2019 

 For more information about the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales, visit: www.oblatesisters.org.