How we serve

Sisters in ministry

If you think about it, being Sisters of Providence isn’t just a ministry, it’s who we are. Individual sisters serve as teachers, parish life coordinators, nurses and advocates for people who are poor, elderly or ill. Sisters also serve in formal, Congregation-sponsored ministries like providing spiritual programs, events and retreats at the Woods or encouraging women to become new Catholic sisters with the SPs.

When we aren’t at “work,” you may find us in personal or group prayer or running a 5K marathon. You’ll find sisters within the communities in which we serve - at the grocery store, at a local festival or as a patient in the hospital.

Sharing the Gospel is a part of everything we do.

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

“Unite our actions, however little they may be, with those of [Jesus]; unite our prayers with his prayers, our work with his work, our meals, our repose with his.”

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

1798-1856, Foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

You'll find sisters involved in education, social services, healthcare, and spiritual, art and music ministries.

Living a life of love, mercy and justice in service of others is a way of life.


Sisters are Catholic educators, teaching the next generation about love, mercy and justice.

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Social services

Persons who are poor, elderly, ill or marginalized need an advocate to get the social services they need.

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Healthcare is an important area where sisters serve.

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Spiritual ministries

Feeding the soul during times of grief, family hardship or spiritual drought is an important SP role.

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Art & Music

Encouraging people in their faith through art and music is foundational to the SPs.

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“My ministry at this present time is as a pastoral associate in a parish in southern Indiana. And so my day is very, very much engaged with people, often on a one-on-one, in hospitals, in health care, … doing a lot of work with people in grief.”

Sister Mary Mundy

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Get to know Sister Tracey Horan, SP

Get to know Sister Tracey Horan, SP, in these video and audio interviews as she shares what it is like as a young adult today to explore and become a Sister of Providence.

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“Sisters of Providence are making a difference in the world through sharing God’s love and mercy with others from visiting on death row, working for housing and everywhere we minister.”

Sister Barbara Reder

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HOPE Magazine

HOPE fall 2018 — Growing into our future where I am

In this issue of the Sisters of Providence HOPE magazine read about Sister Tracey Horan and her ministry for justice, activities for our elder sisters, Providence Associates joining the sisters in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and more!

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