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Sister Patty Wallace to take final step in becoming an SP on Sunday

Sister Patty Wallace will join three other sisters in professing Perpetual Vows on Sunday, June 30, during the 11 a.m. Mass. Sisters Deborah Campbell, Laura Parker and Beth Wright will also be professing Perpetual Vows.

Minolta DSCGetting to know Sister Patty
Sister Patty Wallace has worked as a librarian at the Indianapolis Public Library for several years. She is currently at the Meridian Street branch. Sister Patty enjoys working with children and, as an outreach children’s librarian, she sees how the importance of promoting early childhood literacy connects her gifts to the congregation’s founding mission of education.

When asked what professing perpetual vows means to her, Sister Patty said, “I am ready to commit my life to the work of Jesus within the love and life of the community. Perpetual means that we are continually living out the vows more fully throughout our lives. … The sisters who have lived the vows for life inspire me in my own journey. It is the beginning and continuing of an amazing adventure!”

A native of Indianapolis, Sister Patty entered the congregation Sept. 18, 2003, from St. Mary of the Pines Parish in Shreveport, La. She has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Butler University and a Master’s degree in Library Science from IUPUI.

Sister Patty says that Saint Mother Theodore Guerin has had a significant influence in her life and journey thus far. “The spirit and guidance of Mother Theodore is so alive in our community that I feel that I can seek her advice and share with her my struggles and decision-making. … Mother Theodore trusted completely in Providence so I turn to her when I need a reminder of this trust,” said Sister Patty.

Won’t you join us in celebrating with Sister Patty this final step in becoming a Sister of Providence?

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Sisters of Providence

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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