Sister Regina Gallo: on the vows, becoming a sister and journeying with the dying

“Looking at the things I closed the door on entering religious life — that was very difficult.” Sister Regina Gallo talks about giving up her dreams of becoming a wife and mother in order to become a Sisters of Providence.

“The vows. I think those are always the biggest things people want to ask you. How could you possibly live this, this and that.” Sister Regina talks poverty, chastity and obedience.

Who would make a good Sister of Providence? “Someone that has a passion and love for life and for creation and for all that God has created.”

“You realize in that very moment when they’re transferring from this life to the next realm that all of this craziness that we experience here, none of it matters any more.” Sister Regina Gallo talks about her ministry as a hospice chaplain in Chicago.

“My compassion, my love, my acceptance, my tolerance has changed and grown.”

“I believed that I could strive for deeper and become the person God has truly created me to become within this particular group.”

Connect with Sister Regina

I am passionate about … Being present to others & being an advocate for those without a voice (especially the elderly & children)

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of God is … Thank you & Awesome!

Three things that are sure to make me smile are … babies, dogs, being with people I enjoy

When I am not at work or involved in ministry, you are most likely to find me … At present: with my dad

My good friend says I’m …loyal, caring, reliable & fun

On weekends I love to … relax with friends

My biggest pet peeve is … when people say they will do something & they don’t

Favorite saint: Mother Theodore Guerin

Favorite sinner: Jack Kevorkian

Favorite food: Italian, Greek, a good hamburger & Mexican

Favorite pizza topping: Cheese, black olives, & at times other veggies

Favorite course in school: Pastoral Counseling & Philospohy

Favorite form of prayer: Meditation & being in the presence of nature

Favorite TV program: Blue Bloods

Favorite music/song: Anything with Barbra Streisand

Favorite website: www.sistersofprovidence.org

Favorite authors: Joyce Rupp, Joan Chittister, Elizabeth Johnson, Jan Phillips, Joseph Campbell, James Van Praugh

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Amy Miranda

Amy Miranda is a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence and a staff member in their Mission Advancement 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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