Ask Sister Dina: Tell me about the ‘Gibson Girls’
Dear Sister Dina,
6th Grade, 1957-58, St Patrick’s in Fort Wayne … Sister James Maureen. Over the years I have heard that she was one of three birth sisters that joined the Sisters of Providence called the “Gibson Girls.” Can you tell me if Sister James Maureen and/or her sisters are still around?
Thanks so much for your help!
— Jack W. via the SP website
Thank you so much for your inquiry. The “Gibson Girls” were Sister James Maureen along with Sister Alice Jean and Sister Jane (who were also twins). Sister Jane is the only sister who remained with the Sisters of Providence Congregation. She is also the only surviving Gibson sister. Both Sister James Maureen and Sister Alice Jean ended up leaving the Sisters of Providence and both are now deceased. Sister Jane currently resides in Providence Health Care, our long-term care facility at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. You can learn more about Sister Jane here.
I hope this helps, Jack. Thank you again for your inquiry. Please know that we hold you in prayer.
Peace and blessings,