Three Sisters of Providence celebrating Golden Jubilees
A total of three Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are celebrating their 50th Jubilee this year.
Sister Cathleen Campbell is a native of Washington, D.C. Currently, she ministers as the Coordinator of Circle of Grace Program, at the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
Sister Cathleen, formerly Sister Christian, entered the Congregation on Sept. 12, 1966, from St. Andrew, Indianapolis. She professed perpetual vows on Oct. 21, 1972.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She received a master’s degree in Radio/TV from the University of Illinois and a master’s of professional studies in pastoral studies from Loyola University. She also received a Doctor of Ministry from the Catholic Theological Union, based in Chicago.
Sister Cathleen has ministered in Indiana and Illinois.
Sister Mary Jo Piccione is a native of Indianapolis. Currently, she ministers as the chaplain of St. Mary’s Medical Center, Apple Valley, Calif.
Sister Mary Jo, formerly Sister Mary Joel, entered the Congregation on Sept. 12, 1966, from Holy Name, Beech Grove. She professed perpetual vows on Aug. 15, 1978.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She received an associate of applied science degree in nursing from Indiana Central.
Sister Mary Jo has ministered in Indiana, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and California.
Sister Linda Thompson is a native of Orange, Calif. Currently, she ministers as a RN Supervisor and Community Nurse at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community, Asheville, N.C.
Sister Linda entered the Congregation on Sept. 12, 1966, from St. Joachim, Costa Mesa, Calif. She professed perpetual vows on Oct. 22, 1978.
She graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in special education. She received her registered nursing degree from Northeastern University.
Sister Linda has ministered in Indiana and Massachusetts.
About the Sisters of Providence
The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.