Become a sister
Welcome! We invite you to explore life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
Founded by a strong woman (saint!), our sisters have been breaking boundaries and creating hope for more than 175 years. Grounded in faith, we walk with those on the edges of society, serving in many diverse ways. We support each other through a loving, tight-knit community. Our motherhouse is in Indiana, but we serve throughout much of the United States and in Taiwan.
Are you a single, Catholic woman between the ages of 18 and 42?
Explore a joy-filled life as a Sister of Providence!
Are you being called?
Might God be calling you to become a religious sister? (We promise, the idea isn’t as crazy an idea as it may seem.)
Let’s get to know each other better! You’ll find lots of opportunities here.
Becoming a sister
Ever wondered what the process of formation, or becoming a Sister of Providence is like? You’ll find answers here!
Meet some newer members
Get to know a bit about our newest sisters. Do you fit with us as well?
Thursday Virtual Guided Meditation
Go inward and explore different themes in your life
Way of the Cross for Justice
Persons of all faiths are welcome
Spring 2023 Come and See Retreat
What is religious life like today? Come and See! Explore if you might be called to life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Free weekend retreat April 14-16, 2023.
“Beloved, You who companion me on the journey, May every step I take be made sacred by your guiding presence...”
– From "Prayer for Guidance," written by new member Sister Tracey Horan
“What delights this Sister of Providence after being a member of this order for 76 years? “The little things. I can find great joy in little things,” says Sister Lois Ann Stoiber.Read More
Feel attracted to the Providence community but uncertain about committing? We have several ways to "test the waters" and get to know us.
Be an eco-justice intern
Spend a set period of time working as an intern at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, one of our ministries.