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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.


Recent Posts by Sisters of Providence

Response to withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

Feature | Posted on June 8, 2017

‘Let us remember that “… to whom much is given, much will be required,” and act accordingly’ Continue reading

Sisters serving their country

Blog Post | Posted on May 26, 2017

On Monday, May 29, during Mass, the Sisters of Providence will honor the Sisters who have served their country during times of war Continue reading

The Future of Race in America

Feature | Posted on May 22, 2017

Check out this YouTube video of author Michelle Alexander discussing “The Future of Race in America.” Alexander is the author of “The New Jim Crow.”

Providence Associate obituaries summer 2017

Feature | Posted on May 17, 2017

Please join us in praying for these Providence Associates who have died in the past several months. Continue reading

Newsnotes HOPE summer 2017

Feature | Posted on May 17, 2017

Updates from the Sisters of Providence spring 2017. Continue reading

Saint Mother Theodore statue dedicated in Ruillé, France

Blog Post | Posted on May 14, 2017

Sunday was a joyous occasion for French and U.S. Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College staff and alums, and many others, when a bronze statue of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was dedicated at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence  Continue Reading »

Sisters of Providence Leadership Team, Justice Coordinating Commission endorse the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act

Feature | Posted on May 9, 2017

Berta Caceres, an indigenous environmental activist, was murdered in her home in Honduras by armed men on March 2, 2016, after receiving many death threats for her work with indigenous people to protect their land. On March 2, 2017, the  Continue Reading »

Providence in the Desert: Efforts to provide access to clean water

Feature | Posted on May 5, 2017

Sister of Providence Carol Nolan, the director of Hispanic Ministry at Providence in the Desert, located in Coachella, California, is requesting prayerful support for efforts to bring clean water to the eastern Coachella Valley, where she ministers. This brief video  Continue Reading »

Sign this petition!

Feature | Posted on May 3, 2017

Here is a link to a petition regarding a local immigration case in Indianapolis posted by the Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (IndyCAN). Take a look at it, sign it and leave comments if you can. Reunite Maira with her family!

Sister Helen Vinton and the Southern Mutual Help Association

Feature | Posted on April 26, 2017

Take a few minutes to watch this video about some of the amazing work of the Southern Mutual Help Association (SMHA). Sister Helen Vinton began ministering with SMHA in 1980 and today is the organization’s Senior Executive Officer and Senior  Continue Reading »

What is Eco-Justice?

Feature | Posted on April 26, 2017

Note: The following was provided with permission by Joan Brown, OSF. Sister Joan is a Kansas native and a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Rochester, Minn. She lives in Albuquerque, where she is the Executive Director of New Mexico  Continue Reading »

Sisters of Providence ask for residents’ help in keeping clean water

Feature | Posted on April 25, 2017

In March 1997, the State of Indiana passed a law to protect groundwater that is used by public water suppliers. The law is referred to as the Wellhead Protection Plan (WHP). The basic principle is to protect the water before  Continue Reading »

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