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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.

Education

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

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

Meet a sister

Get to know Sister Joni Luna, SP

Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Sister Joni Luna, SP, shares of her search for something that was missing in her life which led her to find first God and then a vocation as a Catholic woman religious (sister).

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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 2019 — A matter of hope: the future of religious life

In the fall 2019 issue of HOPE magazine we explore the future of religious life and our hopes for that future.

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