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.
Students in grades five through eight sing Christmas songs at Dunblane School, Washington, D.C., circa 1965.
Students at Ladywood School, Indianapolis, enjoy a festive meal in this 1945 photo.
Students at Ladywood School, Indianapolis, participate in a cantata in 1945.
Ladywood, Indianapolis, students share some fun with Santa Claus in this 1945 photo.
Angelic voices are uplifted in this 1944 photo at Ladywood School, Indianapolis.
Ladywood, Indianapolis, students celebrate Christmas in this 1946 photo.
Students pull sleds up a hill at Ladywood School, Indianapolis, in 1941.
Sisters of Providence gather outside the Maryhurst convent in Rockville, Md., in this circa 1945 photo. Pictured are a former Sister of Providence, Sister Ann Francis Hammersley, Sister Joan Matthews, Sister Anne Scott and a former Sister of Providence.
Sister Ann Raymond Reinardt (RIP) walks across the ice at Lady Isle, Portsmouth, N.H., in this 1979 photo.
Sister Ruth Johnson finds an ice-free spot on Lady Isle, Portsmouth, N.H., in this 1979 photo.
Sisters try to negotiate the slick spots after a snow at St. Michael Province near Lake Arrowhead, Calif., in 1981.
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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