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!
“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
“I think it is my Irish heritage. When I get worked up about something I go to Chapel. I say, ‘Okay, Lord. You got me into this. It’s your job to help me work it out, Providence of God.’” If something bad was there, something good would always come along. Being an administrator, a supervisor, a leader in any capacity brings the challenge with the reward.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.