The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are a community of vowed Catholic women religious. Inspired by our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, we are passionate about our lives of prayer, education, service and advocacy.
Live joyfully! Single, Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to explore a fulfilling life as a Sister of Providence. All women and men of faith are invited to join the family of Providence as Providence Associates.
The Sisters of Providence are pleased to announce the birth of their newest alpaca, Providence Isabelle (Bella) on Friday, September 3. Bella is the daughter of Providence Ruth and Providence Pere Michele. Mother and cria (baby alpaca) are doing well! Bella is lively and rambunctious and likes to run around the pasture with her aunties! She is the spitting image of her mother. Her name was a suggestion made by Sister Ruth Johnson, SP the namesake of Bella’s mother, Ruth.
Providence Isabelle DOB 9-3-21
One of the first photos of Bella!
Bella is the spitting image of her mother, Ruth.
Bella was born with a crooked ear. She is currently wearing a corrective splint.
Bella looks tiny next to her mother, Ruth.
Bella already is showing her personality.
A sweet moment with Bella and Ruth.
Bella is very attentive.
Back in 2019 Sister Ruth Johnson cuddles her namesake who is now Bella’s mom.