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.
Live joyfully! Single, Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to explore a fulfilling life as a Sister of Providence. All women and men of faith are invited to join the family of Providence as Providence Associates.
Sister Dawn Tomaszewski was elected General Superior of the Sisters of Providence in 2016. She has been a Sister of Providence since 1975. Previously she ministered as a teacher, as communication and development director for the sisters and their ministries and as a member of elected leadership on the general council of the Sisters of Providence.
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Thank you for the wonderful comparisons. God bless you and all the Sisters of Providence and the Associates. May you have peace, joy, and an abundance of love during this Christmas Season and throughout the coming year.
Sister Dawn! I love that you did a Christmas video message.
I absolutely love the comparison tween our log cabin and the manger.
May our Provident God hold you dear as you lead us into
the the coming year.
Sister Dawn, your message of hope and optimism rings true and fills my heart! I have been reflecting about what would have happened if the innkeeper had found a corner in the inn where Mary and Joseph might find room. What noise and confusion would they encounter with all the other raucous travelers? In the stable, though the conditions were not ideal, they found quiet and peace. This Advent I am trying to find the quiet and peaceful place to encounter the Christmas miracle…not a place just to “fit it in.” Yes, it is a different year, but Providence has provided for us. Merry Christmas to you and to all the Sisters of Providence!
Beautiful message beautifully done. Thank you, Dawn!
A beautiful tribute to the Advent and Christmas season. A big 👏 for the replica of the original log cabin where Mother Theadore settled her mission of spreading the gospel and EDUCATION!
Very, very prayer-filled and that Advent leaning feeling….
Well done, Dawn. Do more videos with SMW backgrounds.
That was lovely! Thank you, Dawn!
A beautiful and fitting message for this unique Christmas time. The Providence Community has richly blessed us. Praying for good health and a blessed new year for all!
Thank you Sr. Dawn for the beautiful video and message. May you and all the Sisters of Providence have a Merry and Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thank you, Sr. Dawn, for this beautiful Christmas message.