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Sisters of Providence honored for commitment to diversity

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods were honored recently for their commitment to diversity.

The Congregation received a Champion of Diversity award during the recent annual awards program sponsored by Indiana Minority Business Magazine.

During the presentation, the Sisters of Providence were introduced having “positively impacted others on virtually every level… The Sisters of Providence focus on social justice, anti-racism, eco-justice, non-violent strategies for peace, immigration rights and persons living in poverty.”

Sister Jane Marie Osterholt, general officer, who gave the invocation, accepted the award on behalf of the Congregation, along with Sister Maureen Fallon, who teaches at Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis, and Sister Demetria Smith, MSOLA, a member of the Congregation’s Anti-Racism Team.

“We are delighted to have our ministries recognized by the Indiana Minority Business Magazine, and to share recognition with so many others who have made a commitment promoting diversity and enriching the lives of others,” said Sister Denise Wilkinson, the Congregation’s general superior.

About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.

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