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Sister Marceline looks back on the richness of 84 years as a woman religious

I am mostly pre-Vatican II but I was excited to enter the modern world. I didn’t sit back. I was open to the evolving religious life and because of openness I was able to do many new things.



Prayer for Travel

Providence of God, we believe in you. Providence of God, we hope in you. Providence of God, we love you will all our hearts. Providence of God, we thank you for all. Providence of God, we give you all. Loving God, make us aware of your presence on this trip. Make our eyes clear, our…


Sister Marceline Mattingly is currently the oldest living Sister of Providence. She turned 100 in 2015. She entered the Sisters of Providence in 1933. She began her ministry with mostly 7th and 8th graders in schools in Indiana and Illinois. She then moved on to teaching high school and then college life sciences and religion in Indiana and Washington, DC. She has served as a pastoral associate and an instructor in the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Learning Resource Center. Currently Sister Marceline volunteers at Providence Health Care at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.