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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Since the time of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, Sisters of Providence have returned home to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods every summer to pray, connect, learn and make decisions. Here are some photos from this summer’s annual meeting.
Sister Suzanne Dailey during a prayer moment.
Sister Mary Montgomery and My Huong Pham pose on the way to lunch.
Enjoying lunch and good company, from left Sisters Mary Morley, Mary Jeanine Schubert, Elizabeth Koressel and Mary Catherine Duffy.ual meeting 2018
Signing the Providence Climate Agreement, from left, are Sisters Mary Catherine Guiler, Florence Norton, Maria Saracco and Cynthia Lynge.
Sisters Mary Moloney and Marie Grace Molloy laugh with others at their table during the annual meeting days with associates.
Honoring and blessing sisters and ministries completing their missions this year. From left, General Officer Sister Lisa Stallings, Sister Mary Tomlinson of Guerin Outreach Ministries, General Officer Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp, Sister Loretta Picucci of Providence in the Desert, Sister Kathleen Desautels of Eighth Day Center for Justice, General Officer Sister Jenny Howard, Sister Carol Nolan of Providence in the Desert and General Officers Sisters Mary Beth Klingel and Dawn Tomaszewski.
Novice Sister Emily TeKolste shares from the microphone.
Sisters Donna Marie Fu and Delan Ma in deep discussion.
Using and ipad to share information are Sisters Betty Hopf and Mary Ann DeFazio.
Sister Nancy Nolan during a reflective moment.
How many people can you invite to lower their carbon usage? Sisters of Providence and Providence Associates show on their hands.
Being community, from left, Sisters Evelyn Ovalles, Judy Birgen and Marilu Covani.
Intent in table discussion are Providence Associate Father Dan Hopcus, Sister Regina Gallo and Providence Associate Jeannie Smith.
Sisters and associates performing at the Sunday evening ice cream social. Visible from left, Providence Associates Mel Marino Wolff, Sheila Donis, Sisters Connie Kramer, Dina Bato and Terri Grasso. PA Diann Neu and Sister Mary Montgomery.
Sisters and associates join the peaceful protest to keep families together at the Vigo County courthouse. Here Sisters Joni Luna and Barbara Battista speak in front of the crowd.
Say cheese (and crackers)! From left, Sisters Jane Iannaccone, Beth Wright and Laura Parker.
Sisters Doreen Lai and Jeanne Hagelskamp discuss a point.
Sister Ellen Cunningham in discussion with other sisters.
Sister Mary Morley discusses the climate agreement with another sister.
Sister Cynthia Lynge shows off her toilet tank bank, a prize from winning environmental bingo.
Sister Barbara Sheehan holds up the basket of Providence Climate Agreement forms filled out by sisters and associates.
Smiling pretty are Sisters Ann Paula Pohlman and Carolyn Glynn.
Laughing it up are Sister Claire Hanson, Providence Associate Sheila Donis and Sister Teresa Costello.
Sister Mary Jeanine Schubert receives a shoulder massage from Sister Mary Jo Piccione during a break in a long stretch of meeting.
Ooh, look at this prize! Sister Joni Luna shows off the consolation prize from environmental bingo.
Catching up with each other are, from left, Sisters Susan Dinnin, Mary Jeanine Schubert, Mary Catherine Guiler and Peggy Lynch.
Providence Associate Paul Salstrom and Sister Nancy Bartasavich share a prayer booklet.
Sister Marie McCarthy checks out something on Sister Evelyn Ovalles’ phone.
Sister Mary Rita Griffin reacts with delight to something said by a person at her table.
Sister Delan Ma listens to Providence Associate Jane Fischer.
Smiling during table discussion are, from left, Sisters Jan Crave, Josephine Bryan and Celeste Tsai.
Some sisters and associates joined a peaceful protest to keep immigrant families together at the Vigo County courthouse Saturday evening. Here Sister Barbara Battista helps gather people in.
Some sisters and associates at the protest. From left in purple, Providence Associate Eileen Horan, Sister Janice Smith, Sister Patty Wallace.
Smiling during lunch, are from left, Sisters Carolyn Kessler, Doreen Lai and Mary Jo Piccione.
Postulant Teresa Kang signs the Providence climate agreement.
Table discussion from left, Sisters Maria Saracco, Margaret Quinlan and Alice Ann Rhinesmith.
Sisters Dina Bato and Jeanne Hagelskamp share something on the phone.
Sister Maureen Abbott during a prayer moment.
From left, Sister Joan Mary Schaefer, Joseph Ellen Keitzer and Maureen Sheahan.
Signing the Providence climate agreement are Sister Laura Parker and Barbara McClelland.
Enjoying a lively game of environmental bingo.
Sisters Celeste Tsai and Judith Cervizzi discuss a point at their table.
Postulant Teresa Kang during a prayer moment at the annual meeting.
Having fun on a break are, from left, Sisters Andre Panepinto, Kay Manley and Josephine Paolinelli.
Casey is the Graphic Design & Digital Media Manager for the Sisters of Providence. Prior to that she served ten years in the Air National Guard. Casey graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a degree in Graphic Design.
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