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.

The newly perpetually professed Sister Corbin Hannah

“I choose to believe that even one life can make a difference. I choose to follow in the footsteps of the prophets, the saints, Jesus, Mother Theodore Guerin …”

Sister Corbin Hannah

Sister Jenny Howard

“I think that we are called, that God leads us, to what will bring us the most wholeness in our life …”

Sister Jenny Howard

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.)

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Opportunities

Let’s get to know each other better! You’ll find lots of opportunities here.

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Becoming a sister

Ever wondered what the process of formation, or becoming a Sister of Providence is like? You’ll find answers here!

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Meet some newer members

Get to know a bit about our newest sisters. Do you fit with us as well?

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Upcoming events

Mar
21

A day in the life of a sister – sacred moments in community and ministry with Sister Tracey Horan

Join us for this virtual mini-retreat from wherever you are on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from 7:30 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. Eastern time. During this informal gathering, Sister Tracey will speak to the topic: A day in the life of a Sister — sacred moments in community and ministry.

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Apr
14

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.

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“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

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“I found a community that I love unconditionally through all the good times and especially the hard times.”

Sister Joni Luna

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“That interaction with my sisters, that love that is there, that support that is there, helps you to realize that you are lot more than who you are by yourself.”

Sister Mary Mundy

Photo albums

Meet a sister

Oral history: The little things with Sister Lois Ann Stoiber

“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.

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Stay connected

Our enewsletters and publications will keep you up to date with the  best content from the Sisters of Providence.

About the SPs

Our congregation is rooted for tomorrow

How we serve

Spreading love, mercy and justice

FAQ

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Spirituality

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Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Our Foundress

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Sister Joni Luna

Get in touch

Use the form here to contact our vocation minister Sister Joni. Or contact her directly at 361-500-9505 or book a virtual meeting here.

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Other opportunities

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.

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