Get to know Sister Jenny Howard
About Sister JennyCurrent ministry: member of the Sisters of Providence leadership team
My good friend says I’m … a good listener.
Three things that are sure to make me smile are … 1) other people smiling 2) the beauty of creation 3) connecting with family and friends
When I am not at work or involved in ministry, you are most likely to find me … in the out of doors.
One thing most people don’t know about me is … I am adopted, and found my birth family in 2009.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of God is … That God is LOVE, everyone and everything is an expression of God’s love; everyone is called toward “wholeness.”
Audio File: “I think that we are called, that God leads us, to what will bring us the most wholeness in our life …”
Audio File … “One of the reasons I joined the Sisters of Providence was because when I watched them, they were happy, they seemed to like one another and they seemed to enjoy what they were doing. The deep down desire really was to serve God, to be for others.”
Audio File: How is my life different? The vows. “Our commitment really is to God and the people of God and to the Congregation.”
Audio File: The habit. “My mother would say, ‘Why are they not wearing the habit? How do I know who to hold the door for?’ I would say, ‘Why don’t you just hold the door for everybody?’” … I really want to be with people. I don’t want to be different in the sense that I’m distant or I’m perceived differently.”
FavoritesFavorite hobby: I enjoy doing crafts and needlepoint/camping/sports
Favorite movie: Les Miserables … I love the music
Favorite food: Fish
Favorite pizza topping: cheese
Favorite course in school: Biology
Favorite recreation: Any sport, or just walking
Favorite TV program: NCIS
Favorite animal: Deer
Favorite music/song: Most anything by Simon and Garfunkel
Favorite dessert: Carrot Cake
Favorite spiritual author: Richard Rohr
Favorite vacation spot: northern Minnesota/Wilderness camping, canoeing, hiking