Sister Patty Fillenwarth, director of Providence Family Services (PFS) in Chicago.

Where/when were you born?

Indianapolis, Indiana. September 1, 1940.

Where do you live now?

I live in Chicago, Ill. at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Convent. I have lived here since 1976.

Schools attended and degrees received:

High School— Providence Juniorate at St. Mary of the Woods—Graduated May, 1958
College—St. Mary of the Woods College, BS in Education—Graduated August, 1962
MS in Education—Indiana State University—June, 1970
MA in Counseling—Northeastern Illinois University, June 1993

When did you enter the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods?

Entered the Sisters of Providence, January, 1958.

Jobs and titles you’ve held and dates in those positions:

I taught at the following schools:

St. Peter, Linton, IN – 1962—1967 (Grades 6,7, &8)
St. Ann, Washington D.C.—1967—1970 (Grades 7 &8)
Colegio San Jose, Arequipa, Peru –1970-1975 (Grade 4)
Maternity B.V.M.School, Chicago, IL –1976-1977 (Grades 7 &8)

Principal at Maternity B.V.M. School 1977-1990

Director of and counselor at Providence Family Services, 1993 – present


Crossword puzzles, sports fan (especially the Colts and the Cubs), camping, reading,

Favorite Quote:

“We cannot do all the good that is possible, but only that which we can do.” Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
“Patty, use your head.” My mother