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Sister Deborah Campbell to take Perpetual Vows Sunday

Sister Deborah Campbell, left, hugs Sister Mary Beth Klingel after renewing her vows in 2012. Father Dan Hopcus appears on the right.

Sister Deborah Campbell, left, hugs Sister Mary Beth Klingel, general officer, after renewing her vows in 2012. Father Dan Hopcus is to the right.

Sister Deborah Campbell, a native of Chicago, will take Perpetual Vows with the Sisters of Providence Sunday, June 30, along with Sisters Laura Parker, Patty Wallace and Beth Wright.

Sister Deborah is currently ministering as a senior auditor with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). She leads teams of auditors on audits in third world countries to ensure that funds given by donors are used properly. Prior to her work with CRS, she was the chief financial officer for Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from DePaul University, Chicago, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

In her position, Sister Deborah works with people of many different cultures which has expanded her horizons and given her a deeper appreciation for all that she’s been given. “It is a very humbling experience to meet these people, listen to their stories and to see where/how they live.  … These encounters are continually calling me to a deeper transformation within myself.”

When asked what she would say to other women considering religious life, she said, “Why not let yourself be lured by God? If you are considering religious life, then God has already planted the seed. You have been given a gift. Do what you can to nurture that seed by praying and listening to the inner longings within your heart.”

Sister Deborah talks positively about her future. “I fully embrace the mission of CRS, so I hope to continue to minister with them for many years to come. It may not always be as an auditor, but there are many other capacities in which I could use my talents and gifts within the organization.” She adds, “I am continually delighted with the many ways that God finds to communicate with me. He is full of surprises which I could never ask for or even imagine.”

Congratulations, Sister Deborah, on professing Perpetual Vows this Sunday!

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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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