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Sister Stories is published monthly, each time profiling a Sister of Providence and her faith journey.
“I think what we do creates hope, because it gives them confidence in themselves. It gives them confidence that they can learn. They find out that they can learn the language, but they also find out that even when they make mistakes, they are learning, so it’s OK to keep trying,” says Sister Loretta Picucci of her ministry teaching English to immigrant farm workers at Providence in the Desert in California. Continue reading
“Part of the reason I left was because I thought I could conquer the world without religious community. I thought I could do what I did in religious life as a person outside of religious community. Part of that was arrogance. Part of it was youth. Part of it was idealism. Continue reading
Sister Mary Tomlinson, SP, was a divorced single mother working her way up the corporate ladder when she recognized God nudging her toward becoming a Catholic sister. Read her story, from how she told her college-age son she wanted to be nun and his reaction, to her life today as a religious sister and a grandmother. Continue reading
“I think our most important task is to become more and more like Jesus, and in that way to spread that to others. And you can’t do that without being fed. And the Eucharist is one of my prime ways of getting that nourishment,” says Sister Barbara Reder who currently ministers as a pastoral associate at St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg, Indiana. Continue reading
Get to know Sister Janice Smith. In these video clips she tells about her life and ministry as a Sister of Providence and her life before becoming a Sister of Providence. She also talks about living the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and about the formation process for those becoming Sisters of Providence. Continue reading
Sister Claire Hanson is happy living out the Sisters of Providence mission of love mercy and justice in service among God’s people.
“I spent 40 years as an early childhood teacher and loved every day. I was fortunate to have lived in five different states during my teaching years which gave me wonderful opportunities for service, community life and making friends,” she said. Continue reading
“As Sisters of Providence we have a very profound love and respect for one another. We pray daily, respect all human beings, collaboratively serve others including the poor, sick and underprivileged, care for the earth, challenge one another, support each other in good times and bad, accept each other despite our imperfections, celebrate each other’s successes, accompany one another in our disappointments, strive to be the persons God has called us to be, value the wisdom of various generations, are quick to forgive, honor the life and work of Saint Theodora Guerin and constantly discern God’s will,” says Sister Anne Therese Falkenstein. Continue reading