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

About Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States, in Taiwan and China. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.


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I was jailed as a child. I know it’s possible to reintegrate into society with support

Feature | Posted on September 19, 2017

This column was recently featured in The Guardian. It was written by Xavier McElrath-Bey, a senior advisor and national advocate at the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing Youth. We wanted to share the article with you. Here is a link  Continue Reading »

A donor reminisces about Sister Rose Marita

Blog Post | Posted on September 18, 2017

The Mission Advancement staff loves to receive information from our donors about their connections to the Sisters of Providence. Joseph Krumme certainly has such a connection, dating back 60 years when he was taught by Sister Rose Marita Riordan (RIP)  Continue Reading »

News Notes

Feature | Posted on September 12, 2017

Three sisters profess vows Three wonderful women made vows as Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana on June 25. Sisters Anna Fan and Tracey Horan professed first vows and Sister Dina Bato professed perpetual vows as a Sister of  Continue Reading »

Recurring gifts keep giving

Feature | Posted on September 12, 2017

“My reason for monthly donations is appreciation for the strong educational role nuns have played in my life and that they deserve to be cared for lovingly at the end of their lives.” Continue reading

Introducing Foley Park Pavers

Feature | Posted on September 12, 2017

We are excited to announce another location on this “holy ground” of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods where donors may honor or memorialize loved ones or recognize special occasions. Continue reading

Faithful donors make mission possible

Feature | Posted on September 12, 2017

In Marion Rapp’s 1987 Christmas letter to the sisters, she wrote “I met the sisters, for the first time, when I entered the first grade class at Our Lady of Mercy grammar school. On my part, it was a matter of love-at-first-sight, a long-lasting love.” Continue reading

Help people in need through the Foley Legacy Fund

Feature | Posted on September 12, 2017

The newly established Foley Legacy Fund will continue to financially support ministries that provide direct service to the economically poor and underserved. Continue reading

8th Day Center for Justice: Statement on White Supremacy

Feature | Posted on September 6, 2017

This could be an opportunity to open a creative and transformative space that works to address holistically the current and historical manifestation of white supremacy Continue reading

Catholic Bishops’ Immigration Office letter of support for DACA

Feature | Posted on September 6, 2017

They truly exemplify the extraordinary contributions that immigrants can provide to our nation Continue reading

A statement from LCWR, expressing disappointment in the recent DACA decision

Blog Post | Posted on September 5, 2017

We, the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, are members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). This LCWR statement (below) expresses our disappointment in President Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  Continue Reading »

Leadership Statement Regarding DACA

Feature | Posted on September 1, 2017

We have seen the positive impact and life these young people, including many DACA recipients, bring to a region that has suffered economically over the past century Continue reading

LCWR Statement on ongoing U.S., DPRK crisis

Feature | Posted on August 14, 2017

‘We commit ourselves to promote nonviolence and a compassionate response to the thirst of the world for integrity and communion’ Continue reading

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