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


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


Help us bring healing to Earth

Teaching, caring, inspiring for all creation.

  • White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

Upcoming events

Advent Sunday Mass

December 23 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

The Sisters of Providence are welcoming all to Mass on Sundays of Advent; Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. All services are open to the public and to people of all faith traditions. Advent Vespers will be at 4:45 p.m. on…

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December 24 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Christmas Eve Festival of Lessons and Carols

The Sisters of Providence invite all to the Christmas Eve Festival of Lessons and Carols from 7 p.m. on December 24 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The Sisters of Providence and the wider...

December 25 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Mass

Please join the Sisters of Providence to celebrate the Christmas with Mass at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The service is open to the public and to...

December 30 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

The Feast of the Holy Family

The Sisters of Providence will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph with Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 30 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The service...

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 fall 2018 — Growing into our future where I am

In this issue of the Sisters of Providence HOPE magazine read about Sister Tracey Horan and her ministry for justice, activities for our elder sisters, Providence Associates joining the sisters in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and more!

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