Sister Mary Alexis Fisher, OSP is the daughter of the late Peter William Fisher, Sr. and the late Evelyn Grant Fisher of Pascagoula, MS. Sister is one of twelve siblings, one of whom is the late Most Rev. Carl A. Fisher, SSJ, DD.
Sister Alexis was educated at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Elementary School and Our Lady of Victories Central High School in Pascagoula, MS. St. Peter the Apostle School was staffed by the Josephite Fathers and Brothers and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate. St. Peter the Apostle Church continues to be staffed by the Josephites. Sister then graduated from Mount Providence Junior College in Baltimore, MD with an A.A. in Liberal Arts; from Towson State University in Towson, MD with a B.S. in Business and Management and from The University of Maryland at College Park with an MBA Degree (Masters in Business Administration).
Sister’s teaching assignments include schools in St. Louis, MO; Three Rivers, MI; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. She also served as Secretary at Mount Providence Reading Center in Baltimore, MD; The Oblate Sisters of Providence Community Development Office; Private Secretary to The Superior General of the Oblate Sisters of Providence; Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd Elementary School in Trenton, NJ and St. Frances-Charles Hall High School (now the St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, MD), where she also taught.
Sister Alexis has served as Secretary General and Third Councilor of the Oblate Sisters of Providence Administration and later served as Assistant Superior General and First Councilor.
From 2001-2009, Sister Alexis served in Costa Rica (Alajuela and Siquirres), Central America where Sister worked in the Oblate Sisters of Providence House of Formation, served as Directress of the Junior Professed Sisters, was in charge of the Convent in Siquirres and taught English as a second language.
Sister Alexis was installed as the nineteenth Superior General of the Oblate Sisters of Providence on June 24, 2009, at the Motherhouse, Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent. And was reinstalled for a second term on June 24, 2013.