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.
A Sister of Providence bastes a turkey at Holy Spirit Convent, Indianpolis, ca. 1960.
Posing for a photo in 1987 are sisters serving in Taiwan (seated, left to right): Sisters Catherine Hartman (RIP), Eleanor Buckley (RIP) and Agnes Joan Li (RIP); (standing): Sisters Celeste Tsai, Norene Wu, Rosa Pan, Edith Pfau (RIP), Dorothy Souligny (RIP) and Regina Mary Wallace.
Retired sisters at St. Joseph Convent in Quincy, Mass., get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in 1992 with former General Superior Sister Nancy Nolan. Pictured from left are Sisters Kevin Cafferty (RIP), Mary Loyola Bender, Nancy Nolan, Alma Marie Earus (RIP), Eileen Mary Cunningham (RIP), Patricia Marie Woods (RIP), Ann Veronica Wall (RIP) and Esther Marie Sullivan (RIP).
Getting ready to partake of a Thanksgiving meal in the early 1980s at St. Joseph Convent, Quincy, Mass., are Sisters Mary Benita Taylor (RIP), Eileen Mary Cunningham (RIP) and Regina Garrity (RIP).
A Thanksgiving celebration at St. Joseph Convent, Quincy, Mass., in early 1990. Pictured left to right are a sister of another congregation, Sisters Michael Therese Elliott (RIP), Patricia Marie Woods (RIP), Mary Loyola Bender, Ann Veronica Wall (RIP) and Esther Marie Sullivan (RIP).
Celebrating Thanksgiving in Taiwan in 1986 are (left to right) Wang Li-Ling (student helper), Sisters Norene Wu, Edith Pfau (RIP), Regina Mary Wallace and Mrs. Elizabeth Kuo (RIP).
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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