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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 Loretta Maureen Gansemer

Posted on May 18, 2015

“I thank my God whenever I think of you, and every time I pray for you all, I always pray with joy for your partnership in the gospel from the very first day up to the present. I am quite  Continue Reading »

Sister Dolores Ann Linhart

Posted on May 8, 2015

Sister Dolores Ann Linhart was a Sister of Providence product all the way Continue reading

Sister Catherine Arkenberg (formerly Sister Jean Loretto)

Posted on April 16, 2015

From early on, she was a Sister of Providence “product,” having attended Maternity BVM grade school in Chicago and Providence Juniorate High School here at the Woods. 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

She lived to make a difference, just as each of us does. She was a woman with deep affection for those closest to her. 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

In 1997, I came home to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, living in Owens and ministering in residential services and shopping for the personal needs of the sisters residing in health care. 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

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