The Sisters of Providence were founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Explore the timelines below to learn more about the history of the congregation.

Original title/caption: Mother Theodore Encourages Her Daughters During the First Hard Winter. The Thralls' House Become the "First Providence" at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Winter of 1840-41.Founding a Community, 1840-1913

The Sisters arrive in Indiana and immediately get to work building convent buildings and schools in spite of fires and tragedies. They welcome new sisters and new technology, weather the Civil War, and begin missions across the country.

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