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Ask Sister Dina: Why do some sisters change their names?

After Vatican II, however, with its emphasis on the universal call to holiness of all the baptized, some Congregations allowed their members to either keep their religious name or return to their baptismal name.

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Ask Sister Dina: Why is the general superior no longer called “Mother”?

A shift occurred after Vatican Council II (1962-1965). Religious institutes began looking into their histories to make changes that brought them back to their founders’ intentions for their communities.

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Ask Sister Dina: how long does it take to become a sister?

The process of becoming a sister can be long. A person has to dedicate themselves to listening in love to where God may be calling.

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Ask Sister Dina: How many Sisters of Providence are there and what are their roles?

This is the first in our column series of “Ask Sister Dina.” Sister Dina Bato, SP, is now answering your questions about spirituality, being a sister today, justice, you name it, here on the Sisters of Providence blog.

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Those who cannot remember the past…

In “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” can we say that all are free? Not strictly financially, what has been the human cost of the war on racism, both in lives and dignity on all sides?

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Sister Dina Bato: What does it mean to you to be a Catholic Sister today?

I stay because I believe God in me is calling me to look for/be open to an abundance of possibility – to follow in our foundress’ footsteps and rely on the Providence of God for our needs and wisdom to utilize our gifts for the common good

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One step at a time: Sister Dina on upcoming vows

“From searching for my life’s purpose to finding passion and love. I know I could not have planned my life any better. I am reminded regularly to be open and teachable no matter who my teachers are. That every journey starts and continues, one step at a time. And that everything is gift.”
Sister Dina reflects on professing perpetual vows as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

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Sister Dina Bato has been a Sister of Providence since 2008. She currently ministers as mission and ministry coordinator at Resurrection University in Chicago. Prior to that she served in the Office of Accounting Services for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. She has a master's degree in pastoral theology and a bachelor's degree in accounting. She enjoys reading, cooking, and playing music.