The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are a community of vowed Catholic women religious. Inspired by our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, we are passionate about our lives of prayer, education, service and advocacy.
Live joyfully! Single, Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to explore a fulfilling life as a Sister of Providence. All women and men of faith are invited to join the family of Providence as Providence Associates.
Spring retreat: Providence Associate Teresa Clark of Terre Haute, Ind., shows some of her artwork during the Deepening the Providence Story retreat on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Standing in front of the artwork are Margo Edwards-O’Toole (left) of Louisville, Ky., and Marilyn Webb of Brownsburg, Ind.
The Deepening the Providence Story retreat ended on Sunday morning, April 3, 2011, with a blessing on all those present. Above (left to right), Sue Thomas of Chicago, Joan Frisz of Louisville, Ky., and Margo Edwards-O’Toole, also of Louisville, link arms with one another.
Sister Marianne Mader (standing) visits the Deepening the Providence Story retreat on Saturday, April 2, 2011, to see a few of her family members. They are (left to right) Kitty Odle of Charlottesville, Ind.; Jeanette Mader Hall of Fairland, Ind.; and Anne Shupe-Scurry of Indianapolis.
Spring retreat: It looks like a fireside chat, but it’s really Providence Candidate-Associate John Davis and his companion, Sister Lisa Stalllings, sharing how Providence has touched their lives and their new relationship during the retreat on April 2, 2011.
Melissa Pasko, a Providence Associate from Terre Haute, Ind., makes a point at her table during the Deepening the Providence Story retreat on Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Each table at the retreat features one of these beautiful centerpieces. Sister Pat Linehan created these centerpieces for the Deepening the Providence Story retreat April 1-3, 2011,
Spring retreat: Gathered Providence Associates bless the new director of Providence Associates Sister Diane Mason who has stepped into the role after the recent death of founding director Sister Mary Alice Zander.
Spring retreat: Providence Associate Beverly Adams shares at her table
Taiwan renewal: On Sunday, June 12, 2011, Ching Yi Tsai and Maricar Chao, both of Shalu, Taiwain, renewed their commitments as Providence Associates. Above, Sister Editha Ben (foreground, right) and Sister Janice Smith (background, right) bless Ching Yi (left) and Maricar.
Taiwan renewal: Providence Associates Maricar Chao (right) and Patrick Chao, left, are joined by Sister Editha Ben after the Rite of Commitment ceremony on June 12, 2011.
Orientation: Sister Rosemary Nudd (left) and Lori Strawn of Wichita, Kan., are elated to be with one another again as candidate and companion during the second orientation for 2011-2012 Providence Candidate-Associates on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Woods. Lori was one of Sister Rosemary’s students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
Mary Kay Powell (left) made her first commitment during the Eucharistic Liturgy on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Woods. Mary Kay poses for a photograph with her sister and companion, Sister Rita Black.
Orientation: Sister Barbara Battista places her hand in blessing on the shoulder of Tracy Wilson, Clinton, Ind., during the second orientation for 2011-2012 Providence Candidate-Associates on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Woods.
Orientation: Walking beside Kris Beck (right) of Brazil, Ind., will be her companion, Sister Ann Sullivan. Sister Ann and Kris take time to smile for the photographer during the second orientation for 2011-2012 Providence Candidate-Associates on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Woods. Kris works in the Human Resources Department for the Sisters of Providence.
Commitment: During the Eucharistic Liturgy on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, Mary Kay Powell (far left) of North Judson, Ind., made her first commitment as an associate. Above, Father Daniel Hopcus blesses the associate pin that Sister Diane Mason (right) is holding in her hand. Looking on next to Mary Kay is Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, general officer liaison to the associates. Father Dan is also a Providence Associate.
Seven Providence Associates renewed their commitments during the Rite of Commitment and Renewal on Nov. 19, 2011, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Brownsburg, Ind. They are (left to right): Nancy McClaskey, Indianapolis; Sue Hyland, Kokomo, Ind.; Kathy Newport, Beech Grove, Ind.; Donna Gilmore, Indianapolis; Mary Carroll Blocher, Greenville, Ohio; Debbie Dillow, Lizton, Ind.; and Judy Meyer, Plainfield, Ind.
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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