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In these video clips and stories, get to know some Sisters of Providence. Hear of their journeys to and with the Sisters of Providence.

Sister Mary Mundy

Posted on July 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm by

Get to know Sister Mary Mundy in these video clips as she tells about her ministry, the importance of prayer in her life, and what is means to her to be a part of the community of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Continue reading

Sister Editha Ben

Posted on March 2, 2017

All her life, Sister Editha Ben has been a risk taker, working to break boundaries in her own life and in society. From running away to join the convent, to being blacklisted by the Filipino government for teaching social justice, to transferring to the Sisters of Providence after more than 30 years in her former congregation, Sister Editha has proven herself willing to follow the Spirit’s lead even in the face of opposition. Continue reading

Sister Dina Bato

Posted on November 18, 2016 at 12:31 pm by

Get to know Sister Dina Bato! In these video clips she shares some of her vocation story in coming to the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and some of what has brought her joy since. Continue reading

Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp

Posted on June 16, 2016

A young Jeanne Hagelskamp was working as a teacher, dating a medical student and discerning what God wanted her to do with her life when one day she got her answer during prayer. Get to know Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp in these short video clips. Continue reading

Sister Arrianne Whittaker

Posted on February 19, 2016 at 10:06 am by

In these video clips, 29-year-old Sister Arrianne Whittaker talks about being a Sister of Providence. From her call to religious life, to what it was like entering a Congregation of women religious at age 25, to what it looks like to be a member of a family and a member of a religious order today. Sister Arrianne answers some of the questions you might have about becoming a Catholic sister today. Continue reading

Sister Loretta Picucci

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm by

“I think what we do creates hope, because it gives them confidence in themselves. It gives them confidence that they can learn. They find out that they can learn the language, but they also find out that even when they make mistakes, they are learning, so it’s OK to keep trying,” says Sister Loretta Picucci of her ministry teaching English to immigrant farm workers at Providence in the Desert in California. Continue reading

Sister Carole Kimes

Posted on July 12, 2015

“Part of the reason I left was because I thought I could conquer the world without religious community. I thought I could do what I did in religious life as a person outside of religious community. Part of that was arrogance. Part of it was youth. Part of it was idealism. Continue reading

Sister Marilú Covani

Posted on March 26, 2015

Sister Marilu Covani talks about what it has been like to be a mother, grandmother and Sister of Providence. Continue reading

Sister Regina Gallo

Posted on November 24, 2014

“Looking at the things I closed the door on entering religious life — that was very difficult.” Sister Regina Gallo talks about giving up her dreams of becoming a wife and mother in order to become a Sisters of Providence. Continue reading

Sister Mary Tomlinson

Posted on August 25, 2014

Sister Mary Tomlinson, SP, was a divorced single mother working her way up the corporate ladder when she recognized God nudging her toward becoming a Catholic sister. Read her story, from how she told her college-age son she wanted to be nun and his reaction, to her life today as a religious sister and a grandmother. Continue reading

Sister Barbara Reder

Posted on May 12, 2014

“I think our most important task is to become more and more like Jesus, and in that way to spread that to others. And you can’t do that without being fed. And the Eucharist is one of my prime ways of getting that nourishment,” says Sister Barbara Reder who currently ministers as a pastoral associate at St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg, Indiana. Continue reading

Sister Janice Smith

Posted on March 5, 2014

Get to know Sister Janice Smith. In these video clips she tells about her life and ministry as a Sister of Providence and her life before becoming a Sister of Providence. She also talks about living the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and about the formation process for those becoming Sisters of Providence. Continue reading

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