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Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

About Sister Mary Rita Griffin

My ministry is sharing spirituality with people especially through Our Lady of Providence related to family, prayer and spirituality. An important part of this ministry is responding to prayer requests through the internet with petitions coming not only from the United States but from countries throughout the world. Mary and Joseph knew both the sufferings and joys that surrounded the upbringing of Jesus and for this reason parents can count on the intercession of Mary as she interceded with her son at the Wedding of Cana.


Recent Posts by Sister Mary Rita Griffin

Contemplating Mary as the mother of Jesus as we prepare for Christmas

Blog Post | Posted on December 8, 2017

When I prayerfully gaze at the picture, I remember God’s love through Mary’s example of mothering to Jesus, our Lord. Continue reading

Loving example from Our Lady of Providence inspires mom

Blog Post | Posted on August 18, 2017

Each winter at the Retreat for Busy Catholic Moms, participants spend part of their time getting to know Our Lady of Providence.  Many of the women write about their experience and then allow us to share them with you. Christy  Continue Reading »

God’s love takes the form of tender loving care

Blog Post | Posted on February 28, 2017

As a convert, I had grown to cherish Mary despite my initial unfamiliarity with her veneration. But “Providence” in particular was not a vocabulary word I would have associated with Mary. Upon reflection, I believe this is due to my Protestant background. I was only familiar with the Calvinist-influenced understanding of “Providence” as fate, predestination … a rigid notion vastly removed from Mary’s love for all people. Continue reading

70 years with Our Lady of Providence

Blog Post | Posted on November 1, 2016

This painting of Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home, was hung at the entrance of my home in 1946, when I was 10 years old. The painting greeted each person coming into our home, not only visitors but my parents, younger brother and me. It spoke to all of the loving care of Mary for each one that entered. Continue reading

Pray with us for the Novena of Our Lady of Providence

Blog Post | Posted on November 2, 2015

Pray with us during the Our Lady of Providence Novena Continue reading

Introducing our new coordinator…

Blog Post | Posted on February 24, 2015

A new and enthusiastic coordinator has taken the reins for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence. There couldn’t be a better fit for Sister Mary Rita Griffin. Continue reading

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