Sister Janice Smith

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Sister Janice talks about her ministry

Sister Janice on the vows

Sister Janice explains formation as a Sister of Providence

Sister Janice Smith visits with a horse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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Three things that are sure to make me smile are … Dr. Seuss’ books, kitty cats, and an Irish accent!
My favorite thing about Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is …the beauty, serenity and sacredness of the land during every season of the year.
When I am not at work or involved in ministry, you are most likely to find me …with my nose in a book!
On weekends I love to …relax with- of course- a good book!.. Preferably a mystery, historical novel or even with PBS Masterpiece Mysteries on TV
I am passionate about …teaching, especially classical languages and Hebrew Scripture
My good friend says I’m … a “flitter.” He says, “You go from a job or a ministry where you stay a relatively short time, give 150%, and then move on to the next challenge.”
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of God is …Amazement!
Least favorite subject in school: Physics
Least favorite activity: Packing and Moving!!!
Favorite quote: “Tell me, what will you do with your one, wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver
Favorite movie: Waking Ned Devine
Favorite book: The Narnian Chronicles, C.S.Lewis
Favorite food: Steamed Maryland Blue Shell Crabs
Least favorite food: Cottage Cheese! Yeck!!
Favorite course in school: modern and classical languages (German, Greek, Latin and Hebrew)
Favorite form of prayer: contemplative
Favorite recreation: traveling to other countries, especially Ireland and Israel
Favorite sport teams: Baltimore Orioles, Ravens AND the SF Forty-niners
Favorite TV programs: PBS Masterpiece Mysteries PBS, HGTV House Hunters, and Project Runway
Favorite wild animal/mammal: Dolphins and Whales (and all cats!)
Favorite music/song: Irish folk music and bluegrass
Favorite scripture passage: “I have set before you life and death…Choose life…” Dt. 30:19
Favorite holiday: Fourth of July and Halloween
Favorite author: Ken Follett and Amy Tan

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Amy Miranda

Amy Miranda

Amy Miranda is a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence and a staff member in their Advancement Services office. Amy is a 1998 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She currently manages the SP publication HOPE and works on marketing support for Providence Associates, new membership and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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