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Become a Providence Associate

Are you looking for something more? Spiritual enrichment? Support? Community? Mentors? A sense of mission? God may be nudging you toward the Providence Associate relationship with the Sisters of Providence!

We are women and men of varying faith traditions who walk with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Together with the sisters, we follow God’s lead in bringing love, mercy and justice to a world in need. We share our unique gifts and talents with the world while living out our daily lives wherever we are. Currently more than 300 Providence Associates live out God’s call to this mission across the United States and in Taiwan.

Lori Strawn, PA

“I have gained creativity, enthusiasm, ideas for spiritual growth, friendship, love, vitality … a sense of purpose. Being a Providence Associate brings energy and light into all areas of my life; it changes who I am on a daily basis.”

Providence Associate Lori Strawn

Wichita, Kansas

“My purposeful connection with the Sisters of Providence has renewed my soul, deepened my spiritual connection and stirred hope for the future.”

Providence Associate Tara Lane

West Terre Haute, Indiana

The Providence community may be just what you need to spark your life of faith and service!

Who are Providence Associates?

Providence Associates all share a common desire for something more. A deeper spirituality or a united sense of mission. A community for support or a spiritual place to call home.

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What we do

As Providence Associates, we strive to live in our individual lives the Sisters of Providence vision of helping to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy.

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Sign up to become a PA

Applications are accepted year round with an orientation for new candidates each November. Fill out an application here.

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How much time does it take to become a Providence Associate? Do you have to be Catholic? Get your answers here.

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“It has changed my life forever. I am more spirit filled. A calmness has come over me.”

Providence Associate Jan Surber

Brownsburg, Indiana

Top 7 reasons to be a Providence Associate

Being with the Sisters of Providence, mission, a boost to one's spirituality. Read about some of the many reasons we love being Providence Associates!

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Meet a Providence Associate

Providence Associate Stephen Modde on finding a safe and welcoming community

Recently, I read that Catholic gays seek out communities where they can be safe and secure. That is one main reason why I like being a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence. Being a Providence Associate has enabled me to grow spiritually and feel more at home as a Catholic gay person.

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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.

Get to know us better!

  • Meet the co-directors

    of the Providence Associates

  • Meet the advisory board

    for Providence Associates

  • About the SPs

    why we love them!

  • Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

    a great role model


Get in touch

Use the form here to email co-directors Sister Sue Paweski and Debbie Dillow. Or you can contact them directly at 312‑909‑7492 or 317‑250‑3294.

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