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Voice lessons in discernment

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 5:13 am by

Our goal in letting go and re-learning how to breathe was to set the vocal chords free to do what they do best: express my natural, God-given voice. After just two voice lessons, I am amazed at how much the process of singing freely parallels and embodies the process of freeing the soul to discern. I invite you to explore these observations with me and how they might apply to your spiritual path at this place, in this time. Continue reading

From troubled teen to sister in medicine: Sister Barbara Battista

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 7:00 am by

Who would think that a wild teenager, kicked out of her Catholic school her sophomore year, would end up a Sister of Providence? But that is part of Sister Barbara Battista’s story. From wild child to pharmacist to Physician Assistant, Sister Barbara’s story has some unexpected turns. Continue reading

Care of Earth attracts new members

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:01 pm by

The Sisters of Providence ministry educating toward care for creation at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice is attracting young women to joining the Congregation. Continue reading

Sister Helen Vinton: environmental virtuoso in the bayous

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:00 am by

“Sister Helen is truly one of the most amazing community organizers with whom I have ever worked. The threads in her life and her Sister of Providence perspective on breaking boundaries and creating hope have made her a perfect fit for Southern Mutual Help Association.” Continue reading

All things possible: Sister Marilú Covani

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm by

Sister Marilu Covani has been director of worship for 14 years and she still has a passion for ministry. She also stays in touch with other sisters and Providence Associates in the area. Continue reading

Warm hearts welcome postulant Anna Fan

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 5:10 am by

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods welcome postulant Anna Fan in a heart-warming entrance ceremony on Nov. 13. Continue reading

Mother Theodore’s spirit is alive in the 8 women in formation

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:30 am by

There are eight women in initial formation with the Sisters of Providence, who will continue Saint Mother Theodore’s legacy and mission. Learn more about the SPs humble beginnings when you tour the Shrine that opens to the public on October 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Encourage new vocations with single, Catholic women that you may know and invite them to our Fall Discernment Weekend on Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Continue reading

Toward the future: young sisters look forward

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:00 am by

“The Congregation members support each other through difficult challenges and situations. No one works through the difficulties alone. Through several sisters, I see a passion for mission, ministry, prayer, and community, which is contagious,” Sister Dina said.
Three of our newest Sisters of Providence recently shared their thoughts about the future. Sisters Arrianne Whittaker and Dina Bato are temporarily professed and Sister Joni Luna is a novice in her second year of formation. Continue reading

New membership update: sharing the SPs with a new generation

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 6:00 am by

Inviting women to consider life as a Sister of Providence (SP) continues to be a priority for the Congregation. Young women are still prayerfully considering joining. Some have told us they are attracted to our mission “to honor Divine Providence and to further God’s loving plans by devoting ourselves to works of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people.” Continue reading

Community prayer via Skype™

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 8:40 am by

Sisters Brigid Ann and Eileen Bonner are in Louisville and Sister Mary Morley (formerly Sister David Mary) is in Cincinnati. The time to pray is marked on the computer monitor. They gather “face to face” by way of Skype. You’ll find them there weekdays at 4 p.m. and weekends at 10 a.m. Continue reading

Sister Marilyn Baker

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 11:08 am by

Sister Marilyn Baker shares about her life and call as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in these short video segments. Continue reading

“Don’t be afraid” Sister Marilyn Baker advises women considering religious life

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:28 am by

In this video Sister of Providence Marilyn Baker advices women who may being called to religious life today to let go of their fears, lean on God’s Providence and give it a try. Continue reading

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