The 40th General Chapter of the Sisters of Providence may have been delayed by Covid-19, but it wasn’t stopped. Members of the Providence Community gathered from near and far at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Oct. 21-25. It was so good to be together again! We prayed and played, planned and listened and selected leadership for the next five years. We have so much to be thankful for!
Providence Community members from left: Sister Tracey Horan, Providence Associate Ezra Meadors, Sisters Emily Tekolste and Arrianne Whittaker
From left Sisters Janet Gilligan, Connie Kramer, Editha Ben and Norene Wu help lead a segment
Providence Associate Diane Weidenbenner at prayer
Sister Anji Fan takes notes during the meeting
Sister Marge Funke, right, listens to Sister Mary Beth Klingel
Sisters Doreen Lai and Kathy French
Sister Teresa Kang, center, visits with Sister Anne Therese Falkenstein, left and Sister Barbara Bluntzer
Sister Mary Morley and Providence Associate Regina Hartman
Sister Rosa Pan at prayer
Sister Marie Denis Lucey and Sister Ruth Johnson
Sister Ellen Kehoe speaks with those at her table
Sisters Mary Mundy and Judy Birgen catch up
Some of the many Providence Associates who attended the first two days of Chapter meetings pose for a photo
Sister Betty Hopf chats with another sister
Sisters and Providence Associates gathered in the church for Foundation Day Mass
Sister Rose Virginia Eichman at prayer
Sister Jenny Howard listens as another sister speaks
Sister Barbara Bluntzer chats with Sister Irma Meuse.
Sisters join Providence Associate Ezra Meadors, second from right, as her renews his commitment as a Providence Associate. From left Sisters Mary Moloney, Marianne Ridgell, Dina Bato, Corbin Hannah, Pat Mahoney, Ezra and Sister Kathleen Desautels
Catching up! From left: Sister Rosa Pan, Claire Hanson, Su-Hsin Huang and Anna Ho
From left, Sisters Mary Montgomery, Betty Smigla, Martha Wessel and Therese Whitsett
Providence Associates chat at their table on Thursday
Sister Martha Rojo at prayer
Sister and associate musicians during the Foundation Day Mass.
General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski speaks at the Foundation Day Mass
Sisters play guitar at Mass
Carrying up the altar cloth at the Foundation Day Liturgy
The Congregation blesses candidates for leadership
Sister Su-Hsin Huang pins a corsage on outgoing general officer Sister Lisa Stallings
The outgoing leadership team enjoys the show
The Walkerettes after their parade
The “Walkerettes,” including Sister Dorothy Ellen Wolsiffer here, perform an entertaining parade in honor of the outgoing General Officers Thursday evening.
Providence Associates from left Cindy Montgomery, Diann Neu, Sheila Donis, Regina Hartman and Mel Marino Wolff after their entertaining Beatles parody
Sisters Editha Ben, Jessica Vitente and My Huong Pham perform a filipino folk dance.
Sister Carolyn Bouchard joins in on harmonica during the Thursday evening entertainment.
Sister Mary Tomlinson at prayer
Providence Associates Stephen Modde, Regina Hartman, Sheila Galvin and Maria Price
Sister Rita Ann Wade
Sister Jessica Vitente at prayer
Sisters at prayer
Sisters Betty Koressel, Kate Smith and Mary Ann Phelan chat.
Sisters Joni Luna, Martha Rojo and Kathleen Leonard
Sister Evelyn Ovalles at prayer
The newly elected leadership team gathers on stage, from left Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, Jeanne Hagelskamp, Laura Parker, Anne Therese Falkenstein and Carole Kimes.
A sister congratulates Sister Anne Therese Falkenstein
Sister Paula Damiano congratulates Sister Laura Parker
A table of sisters at Chapter
Sister Denise Wilkinson at prayer
Sister Carol Nolan catches up with Sister Marilyn Kofler
Sister Nancy Bartasavich on bass
Sister Corbin Hannah and staff member Kristen Sheehy
Church decorations by Sister Jody O’Neil
Sisters Judy Birgen and Norene Wu carry up the gifts during Mass
Sisters Lucy Nolan and Mary Frances Keusal offer each other support.