The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are a community of vowed Catholic women religious. Inspired by our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, we are passionate about our lives of prayer, education, service and advocacy.
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A more recent photo of Sister Jean Fuqua next to the sign marking the area surrounding the lake with its new name, Fuqua Park.
The final shovel-fulls of dirt are removed allowing the water to move into the newly expanded area of the lake in 1981.
The label on this photo on the scrapbook album: HATS OFF TO THE CREW This handsome crew spent a hot August 15, 1981 seeding the slopes after the enlargement project. Seated on the hay: Jeanne Knoerle, Ruth Eileen Dwyer. Standing left to right: Bernice Kuper, Leona Walsh, Carol Nolan, Jean Fuqua, grandson of Taylor Ramsey, Taylor and Pete Farmer. In the truck: Mary Stella Morrisey, Agnese Boddington, Emily Walsh, Kathleen Desautels, Jean Karier, Sue Pietrus, Carol Meyers.
Sister Bernice Kuper relaxes with a book in a hammock at St. Joseph’s Lake years ago.
A boat ride during the 1981 infirmary picnic to the lake. From left clockwise: Sisters Marie Patrice Cleary, Ann O’Hara, Luke Crawford and Cathy Buster.
Trucking the sisters in for the 1981 infirmary picnic at St. Joseph’s Lake.
Sister Jean Fuqua’s typed note from the St. Joseph Lake scrapbook regarding the infirmary picnic in 1982.
Sister Jean Fuqua mowing the lawn at St. Joseph’s Lake several years ago.
Sister Cecilia Ann Miller swimming at St. Joseph Lake in the 1980s.
Sister Jeanne Knoerle ice skates on St. Joseph lake in 1978.
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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