The tertian year is the final stage of formation leading to profession of perpetual vows for a woman entering the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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The woman preparing to enter this stage makes a formal request to begin tertianship. In addition to continuing her ministry and the ongoing integration of her life and mission as a member of the Congregation, the tertian year requires a 30-day retreat for the woman. The year ends with the profession of perpetual vows.

For more information, email Sister Editha Ben vocation director,; or call 1-800-860-1840, ext. 2895; or write the Sisters of Providence Vocation Office, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876-1089.