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Find meaning, community as a Providence Associate

Providence Associate Candidate Olivia (Liv) Charlton of Des Moines, Iowa, with her Sister of Providence companion Sister Rosemary Nudd during the Providence Associates orientation day in October 2019. Apply by May 31 to begin the process of becoming a Providence Associate this year.

Are you looking for spiritual enrichment? Support? Community? A sense of mission? Are you being called to a deeper relationship with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana? Then become a Providence Associate!

The application deadline of May 31 is fast approaching for those considering becoming a Providence Associate in the coming year.

Providence Associates are women and men of faith, ages 18 years and older, who share their own unique gifts and talents with others while sharing in the mission of the Sisters of Providence.

The Providence Associate relationship of the Sisters of Providence began in 2007. Currently, there are approximately 280 Providence Associates in the United States and Taiwan.

Accepted applicants spend a year meeting one-on-one on a regular basis with a Sister of Providence or another Providence Associate companion. During the meetings, the candidate and their companions learn and share about Providence Spirituality.

Accepted candidates attend an orientation at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in November. Following the orientation, the candidate and companion usually meet once a month for the coming year.

Are you being called to create a more just and hope-filled world with the Sisters of Providence? Click here or contact Sister Sue Paweski at 312-909-7492 or spaweski@spsmw.org to learn more or to request an application.

About Providence Associates

Providence Associates are women and men of diverse faith traditions who enter into a relationship of mutual sharing with the Sisters of Providence. As candidate-associates, associates spend their first year meeting one-on-one with a sister or another associate studying the collective wisdom and spirituality of the Sisters of Providence. Associates then make yearly commitments, renewable annually, in which they offer their gifts toward the Sisters of Providence mission of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people. Learn more about Providence Associates at ProvidenceAssociates.org.

About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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