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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.

50-year Jubilarians

Sister Cathy Campbell
Sister Cathy Campbell

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
Sister Mary Jo Piccione

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
Sister Linda Thompson

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.

Three Sisters of Providence celebrated their 50th Jubilee with the Congregation on Saturday, June 27. Photographed her include (front, from left) General Councilor Sister Mary Beth Klingel, Jubilarian Sister Cathy Campbell, General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson, (back) Jubilarian Sister Linda Thompson, General Councilor Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, General Councilor Sister Jenny Howard, Vicar Sister Lisa Stallings, and Jubilarian Sister Mary Jo Piccione.
Three Sisters of Providence celebrated their 50th Jubilee with the Congregation on Saturday, June 25. Photographed here include (front, from left) General Officer Sister Mary Beth Klingel, Jubilarian Sister Cathy Campbell, General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson, (back) Jubilarian Sister Linda Thompson, General Officer Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, General Officer Sister Jenny Howard, Vicar Sister Lisa Stallings, and Jubilarian Sister Mary Jo Piccione.

About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 250 women religious, with more than 280 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. 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 may be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.
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