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All things possible with Sister Terri Boland

Sister Terri Boland is a teacher in the Aquin Catholic School Corporation in Freeport, Illinois who recently celebrated her 25th anniversary as a Sister of Proivdence.

When asked why she chose to become a Sister of Providence the following was her reply:

Initially, It was not my intent to become a Sister of Providence. I came to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for a vocation weekend just to explore the possibility. It didn’t take long to fall in love with the beauty of these Woods but that alone is not the thing that drew me back.

It was the story and life energy of the women I met here. It was the whole idea that as we come together the energy that each one of us brings becomes a force greater than anything we could accomplish alone. It was that spirit that moved me. I was looking for a greater commitment in my life and I felt I found it here at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

More about Sister Terri
Learn more about Sister Terri and read her answers to questions like, “Why would women today find being a Sister of Providence an attractive life choice?” and “What role does prayer have in your life?” in a recent issue of the Sisters of Providence vocations publication All Things Possible.

Sister of Providence Terri Boland, right, spruces up the front gate of the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College entrance with an SMWC student in 2010. Sister Terri loves to garden.

Here are some of Sister Terri’s favorites:
Flower/plant: Four o’clocks
Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
Recreation: Bowling
Hobby: Gardening (Master Gardener; photography, worm farmer)
Musician: John Denver
Animal: Cats
Scripture passage: Seed grows of itself. Mark 4; 26-29
Dessert: Fresh blackberries and raspberries
Time of day: Morning
Season: All four, but spring with the arrival of spring flowers.

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Cheryl Casselman

Cheryl Casselman worked as a marketing manager for the Sisters of Providence for twenty years. She grew up in Camby, Indiana and now lives in Sullivan County, Indiana. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from Indiana State University and master's degree in Leadership Development from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

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