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Share a story about a sister you love!

ncsw_image_bannerSince 2014, National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) has been celebrated from March 8-14, as part of National Women’s History Month. Join with the Sisters of Providence in recognizing those Catholic sisters who have meant so much to you. This national observance was made possible by a Hilton Foundation grant awarded to St. Catherine University, who wished to bring greater visibility to the contributions of women religious.

What can you do this week, to help us celebrate NCSW?

Visit our celebrate sisters page to read more about the Sisters of Providence courageous work in various ministries today and learn about past endeavors.

Learn more about the mission of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, which is “to honor Divine Providence and to further God’s loving plans by devoting itself to works of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people.”

Help us shine the spotlight on Catholic sisters everywhere, and the Sisters of Providence in particular. Share your own unique Sister Stories on social media or honor a sister in your own way and share it on social media! We hope to hear about your ideas and tributes, to help us in celebrating National Catholic Sisters Week!

Join us in praying for women religious vocations, specifically. Young women are still very much interested in religious life and are inquiring about the Sisters of Providence. Sister Nancy Nolan, SP, has written a prayer that we courage you to use in your daily prayer or prayer groups this week and throughout the year.

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Diane Weidenbenner

Diane Weidenbenner is the annual fund manager and donor relations for the Sisters of Providence Advancement Services office. She's also a Providence Associate.

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  1. Avatar Geri Herber on March 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I owe so much to the dear Sisters of Providence! I have not the gift of words to share or to do them justice! Just a huge Thank You! I celebrate all my dear Sister friends who are in my daily prayers and thoughts! God loves them all!

    • Avatar Diane Weidenbenner on March 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks, Geri Herber, for your thoughtful comments. What a great start to helping us celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week!

  2. Avatar Steven Butler Sr. on March 9, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I had many very good Sisters during my school years but my favorite is Sister Regina Shaughnessy.I was in my
    first year of high school and had just showed up at school for the last 5 or 6 years. I have a Sister Donna Butler who is my real Sister. I had Sister Regina for Religion. I had already made up my mind that having an actual Sister in the order of Providence that this would buy me a free pass. It did till I met Sister Regina. After getting an F in religion Sister took me out in the hallway and proceeded to let me know that even though I had a Sister in her order that was not going to get the job done in her class. I have been blessed to get to see Sister Regina a few years ago and I thanked her for being the exact kind of Teacher I needed to turn me around. I also remember several weeks later when I almost completely had my tongue cut in two the same Sister who was strict with me just weeks earlier came up to me walking very slowly and handed me a Holy Card and with a look of total sympathy on her face because I was in so much pain. GOD BLESS SISTER REGINA SHAUGHNESSY!

    • Avatar Diane Weidenbenner on March 10, 2014 at 11:45 am

      Thanks for sharing your Catholic Sister stories with us! We love Sister Donna, also, so thanks for supporting her as a member of the Congregation!

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