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!
What is it like to be a Catholic Sister 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 March 22-24, 2024
“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
Sister Joann entered the community at the age of 17. Her parents planted the seed that grew. A justice warrior. Fearless. Called by God. Her lifetime accomplishments bless and enrich us every day.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.