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 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 Nov. 3-5, 2023
Single women ages 18-42 are invited to a free virtual mini-retreat on dealing with disappointment Jan. 14, 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
The call to religious life became clearer by having different experiences of working and living with others in the community. Also, during the pandemic I was able to really tune into my prayer life, by going to adoration by myself and doing daily mass online.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.