Home » Blog » A tribute to sisters who have served

A tribute to sisters who have served

On Monday, May 31, our nation celebrates Memorial Day. During Mass on Monday, the Sisters of Providence will remember those sisters who served their country during war. An American flag will be placed on the gravesite of those sisters who served our country in a time of need.

As our blog has shared in recent weeks, the Sisters of Providence answered a call to duty during the Civil War by serving in military hospitals in Indianapolis and Vincennes, Ind. For a list of all these women, click here.

Other Sisters of Providence who served during war are:

  • Sister Francis de Lourdes Reilly (RIP): nurse in World War I (before entering the Congregation);
  • Sister Ruth Sondhaus (RIP): served in World War II in Naval Intelligence (before entering the Congregation)
  • Sister Catherine Hartman (RIP): served as a lieutenant in the Women’s Reserve in the U.S. Marine Corps (before entering the Congregation);
  • Sister Josephine Bryan: served as a registered nurse in the Vietnam War as a volunteer with Catholic Relief Services;
  • Sister Patricia “Pat” Linehan: served in the Navy Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War on the U.S. Naval hospital ship, Repose (before entering the Congregation); and
  • Sister Merry Marcotte (RIP): served as a volunteer Red Cross medical social worker during the Vietnam War.

Share this:

Connie McCammon

Connie McCammon worked in the communications office for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Subscribe to the blog

Sign up to receive notifications in your inbox when new content is posted on the Sisters of Providence blog. Emails will only be sent when there is new content.

Adopt an Alpaca

Adopt an Alpaca by Dec. 5 and receive a
special 4”x6” Christmas photo of Jean and Hua Mei as a Christmas gift from us.

Adopt today!

Hard times? Praying for your loved ones?

You are not alone. The Sisters of Providence will light a candle and pray for you and yours.

Request a prayer

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.