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Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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A community of vowed Catholic women religious, we joyfully live out the radical Gospel message of love, mercy and justice in today’s world. Inspired by our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, we are passionate about our lives of prayer, education, service and advocacy. We dedicate ourselves to helping those who might otherwise be forgotten.

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“We do this together. Together, we are Providence. Not ‘I,’ ‘we.’ Together we can have one impact, one voice, one heart.”

Sister Dawn Tomaszewski

General superior

You can’t know the Sisters of Providence well without knowing our amazing, faithful, strong foundress.

  • Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

  • Her story

  • Wisdom quotes

  • Shrine

    of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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Help us bring healing to Earth

Teaching, caring, inspiring for all creation.

  • White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Upcoming events

Facing challenges with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

February 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Join members of the Providence community for this virtual panel/interactive group discussion on Facing challenges with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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Jan
20

A Good Book and a Glass of Wine

Join us for 4 evenings for a good book and a great time of sharing on Abounding in Kindness by Elizabeth A. Johnson, a rich book to be dipped into.

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Jan
23

Stories of Human Trafficking performance and discussion

Single women ages 18-42 are invited to join us for a live virtual performance and discussion on Stories of Human Trafficking

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Jan
27

A Good Book and a Glass of Wine

Join us for 4 evenings for a good book and a great time of sharing on Abounding in Kindness by Elizabeth A. Johnson, a rich book to be dipped into.

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Liv Charlton shows off the fruits of her labor with this tub of USDA organic peppers.

“The sisters have broken my expectations I had for them. I was so happy to discover that nuns are, in fact, real people. They are so welcoming and easy to talk to. I’ve loved getting to know a few of them and hearing their amazing stories.”

Liv Charlton

DeMoines, Iowa, 2017-2018 intern at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

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Find her here! Photos, articles, obituaries of sisters you have known and loved.

HOPE Magazine

HOPE winter 2021 — Living the Gospel of Hope

Sisters of Providence reflect on and demonstrate how to live the Gospel of Hope in this moment in history in this issue of HOPE magazine.

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