Sister Regina Gallo professes perpetual vows
Sister Regina Gallo, a native of Chicago, professed perpetual vows as a member of the Sisters of Providence. She professed her vows during Eucharistic Liturgy Sunday, June 26, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the Congregation’s motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.
Sister Regina joined the Sisters of Providence Sept. 13, 2001, from St. Celestine Parish in Elmwood Park, Ill. She graduated from Mother Theodore Guerin High School in River Grove, Ill., now known as Guerin College Preparatory High School. She graduated from Dominican University with a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry.
“I feel like I’m in a different realm. It’s absolutely amazing when I think about the whole journey. There has been nothing I’ve been more serious about in my whole life. I’ve had a consistent peace,” Sister Regina said.
“There still is an element of mystery that I won’t ever be able to explain. You just know in the deepest core of yourself that it’s right. Mother Theodore has had a huge part in that. I was drawn to her in high school. There is an aspect of I don’t know what’s coming next, but we’re in it together,” she added.
Sister Regina has been ministering as chaplain and spiritual care coordinator at Bethany Terrace Nursing-Rehabilitation Center in Morton Grove, Ill.
Sister Regina served a postulant year during which she was involved in a volunteer ministry, had ministry experiences with other sisters and participated in intercongregational programs. During her canonical novice year, she studied Congregation history, enhanced her spirituality and strengthened her prayer life. As a mission novice, she participated in Congregation activities and in the Congregation’s local government units, and lived in a local community of sisters.
She made her first vows July. 11, 2004.
The Sisters of Providence were founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, who came from France in 1840 with five companions to establish Catholic education in pioneer Indiana. Saint Mother Theodore was canonized Oct. 15, 2006, by Pope Benedict XVI.
The Sisters of Providence honor Divine Providence and work to further God’s loving plans by devoting themselves to works of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people. They currently minister in 19 states, Washington, D.C., Taiwan and China.
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.