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Sisters of Providence newsnotes from HOPE fall 2023

Sister Ann (Tsai Ping) Fan professes perpetual vows

Sister Anna (Tsai Ping) Fan, SP, said her forever yes to life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, by professing her perpetual vows in a ceremony on May 1, 2023, at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Hsinchu County, Taiwan. We are
so blessed to have Sister Anna as part of our community.

“When I reflect on my life journey, I realize that God has turned the routes of my life journey around many times. I believe that God knows what is the best for me. I believe God wants me to take the journey that will enrich my life more and deeper. For almost nine years I have been a Sister of Providence. My vocation led me to leave my comfort zone and drew me closer to God.”
– Sister Anna Fan, SP

Hillary Person

Welcome Hillary Person

The Sisters of Providence welcome Hillary Person as our new executive director of Mission Advancement. She began May 18.

Hillary, a native of Florida, has spent much of her career in the non-profit fundraising sector. From 2014-2017, she served as development director at Pensacola State College Foundation. Prior to that, she was assistant director of alumni relations for Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences. As development director of Cardinal Stage Company earlier in her career, she created and implemented their first fundraising program. Hillary currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana.

Hillary feels strong ties to the Sisters of Providence mission. We are blessed by her “yes” to us. Her exceptional relational skills and her remarkable warmth endear her to all who meet her. May each of you be gifted with that opportunity in the coming months!

St. Mary’s Senior Living construction award

St. Mary’s Senior Living (the former Owens Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods) was awarded an Associated Builders and Contractor’s award for excellence in construction and for historical renovation. In the builder’s submission General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, SP, said, “To have ‘our’ Owens Hall looking bright and beautiful again has been such a blessing for all the varied groups of people who live on the campus at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. We’re grateful that all those involved in its rejuvenation worked hard to preserve and, in some instances, to enhance the integrity of the most beautiful elements of both the
exterior and interior of the building.”

St. Mary’s Senior Living, owned by Flaherty and Collins Properties, provides senior housing for people on restricted incomes. Learn more at LiveatStMarys.com

Archives Department moves to Rooney Library

Sister Janet Gilligan provides a tour of the Archives Department to first-year students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

The Sisters of Providence Archives Department is now housed on the lower level of the Rooney Library at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Archives are also in the same location.

Sisters of Providence archivist Sister Janet Gilligan, SP, said, “We have everything moved in. We’re settled and organized now.”

Prior to the move, the SP Archives Department was most recently located on the lower level of Le Fer Hall on the SMWC campus. Prior to that the many collections and artifacts were housed in Owens Hall.

Together in Mission

Visit our newly updated Together in Mission wall in Providence Hall. The wall is our tribute to our many benefactors, volunteers and friends who support the Sisters of Providence. Contributors in the past year are recognized in the remembrance book there as well as in our daily prayers. The wall is decorated to show some of the many ways your contributions are used by the Sisters of Providence as we work to bring love, mercy and justice to our world. Thank you all so much for believing in our mission with your loving support.

Place stock in the Sisters of Providence

Did you know that you can give a gift of stock to help the Sisters of Providence carry out our mission?

You can benefit by:

  • Avoiding capital gains tax, even if your stock has appreciated.
  • Receiving an income tax deduction for the value of the stock.

Donating appreciated stock is an easy way to make a difference with the Sisters of Providence.

To learn more, contact Cami at 812.535.2807 or cpritchett@spsmw.org

Originally published in the Fall 2023 issue of HOPE magazine.

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Amy Miranda

Amy Miranda

Amy Miranda is a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence and a staff member in their Advancement Services office. Amy is a 1998 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She currently manages the SP publication HOPE and works on marketing support for Providence Associates, new membership and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.

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