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“I sleep, but my heart watches…” If a sister’s obituary only has service information, the complete obituary will be posted as soon as it is available.

Sister Catherine Arkenberg (formerly Sister Jean Loretto)

Posted on April 16, 2015

Sister Catherine Arkenberg, formerly Sister Jean Loretto, died Thursday at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. She was 93 years old and had been a Sister of Providence for 76 years. Funeral services will take place Sunday, April 26, and Monday, April 27,  Continue Reading »

Sister Agnes Arvin (formerly Sister Agnes Virginia)

Posted on April 8, 2015

Agnes had absolute trust in the God of Providence and was not afraid to try new things. Continue reading

Sister Joanna Valentino (formerly Sister Marie Dominic)

Posted on March 4, 2015

“Because you are God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with heartfelt mercy, with kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another; forgive whatever grievances you have against one another. Forgive as the Lord has forgiven you. Over  Continue Reading »

Sister Alice Walsh (formerly Sister Julia Therese)

Posted on February 24, 2015

I have no doubt that she skated into heaven for a joyous reunion with her friends and family and a thank you to God for her life as a Sister of Providence. Continue reading

Sister Rosalie Marie Weller

Posted on February 4, 2015

Another time, she described her ministry, “I take Communion to the sick, visit the lonely. I help in any way I can.” Continue reading

Sister Edwardine McNulty

Posted on January 20, 2015

Edwardine was an excellent example of ‘aging gracefully’ Continue reading

Sister Laura Ann McLaughlin

Posted on December 29, 2014

Laura had so many gifts. She was artistic and creative; she was thoughtful and intuitive; she was intelligent and capable in so many areas; she was very giving and forgiving. Continue reading

Sister Francine McGriffin

Posted on December 22, 2014

I was born Regina Catherine McGriffin in Linton, Indiana, to Doris (Walker) McGriffin and Edward McGriffin on Nov. 11, 1924, said Sister Francine McGriffin in her own commentary for herself. Sister Francine died on Saturday, Dec. 20. She was 90  Continue Reading »

Sister Lourdes Kline

Posted on December 1, 2014

In her eyes, her ministry was to make others happy Continue reading

Sister Dorothy Marie Ahern

Posted on November 14, 2014

She was my darling; she just made everybody happy with her joyful spirit Continue reading

Sister Jean Ann Daniel

Posted on October 27, 2014

Sister Jean Ann was truly a pearl of great price. One of our elderly sisters said Jean Ann spreads happiness and cheer wherever she is. Continue reading

Sister Joanna Brown (formerly Sister Louis Marie)

Posted on September 19, 2014

You shine with the stars you always loved and knew. Continue reading

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