Get to know Sister Jenny Howard

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.”

Listen to the full audio interview with Sister Jenny Howard here:

About Sister Jenny

Current 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.”


Favorite 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

Share this:

Amy Miranda

Amy Miranda

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.

Home » Blog » Get to know Sister Jenny Howard

Featured videos

Find us on YouTube

Subscribe, comment, and see more videos from the Sisters of Providence


  1. Avatar Carol Nolan, S.P. on January 18, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    A beautiful story about a beautiful person! Many, many thanks.

  2. Avatar Jane Curley on January 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    I loved knowing more about you Sister Jenny. You are an inspiration and a blessing to us all.

  3. Avatar Sue Hovey Wilmette, Il on September 20, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Pretty sure you won’t remember me but my sister and I met you at St. Angelas while visiting Sr Merry Mag to play cribbage and enjoyed a few Jamisons!
    I myself went all through Providence schools, St. Athanasius and Marywood Evanston. It was the best education ever. Thanks to that education I became a very successful insurance agent now retired.
    I remember some of your life story and am glad to see all is well with you and other SPs.
    God love you, Jenny, for all the good work you continue to do!!!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.