Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, was a joyous day as Sisters of Providence Arrianne Whittaker and Tracey Horan professed perpetual vows as Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana! Our world is so blessed by the willingness of these wonderful women to give their lives to serving people in need through lives dedicated to love, mercy and justice. Read the reflection General Superior Sister Dawn Tomaszewski, SP, offered during the celebration.
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Sisters Arrianne and Tracey prepare to profess their final vows.
Sisters Tracey and Arrianne stand to come forward and profess their vows.
The oldest living Sister of Providence, Sister Mary Roger Madden, assisted by Providence Associate Ezra Meadors, during the entrance procession
Family members of Sisters Arrianne and Tracey sing the prelude.
Sisters Arrianne and Tracey commit to lives as Sisters of Providence.
Sisters Arrianne and Tracey pray during the vows ceremony.
Sister Arrianne kisses the Bible during her vow ceremony.
Sister Tracey makes the Sign of the Cross during her vow ceremony.
Sister Tracey receives her ring, a sign of her life-long commitment, from Sister Dawn.
Sister Arrianne professes her vows.
Sister Tracey during the Mass.
Sister Arrianne kneeling in prayer
Sisters Arrianne and Tracey pray before the altar.
Sister Lisa Stallings, SP, plays the piano for the Liturgy of Vows.
Sisters Arrianne and Tracey sign as Sister Dawn looks on.
All those gathered for the Liturgy of Vows bless Sisters Arrianne and Tracey.
The fully professed Sisters Tracey and Arrianne with the Saint Mother Theodore statue at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
From left, Sisters of Providence Jessica Vitente, Marsha Speth and My Huong Pham perform a liturgical dance.
Sisters Tracey and Arrianne smile with Father Terry during the vows liturgy.
Sister Mary Mundy, SP, reads a Bible reading.
Sisters Tracey and Arrianne in silent prayer during the vow ceremony
All gathered bless the finally professed sisters during the ceremony.
The Congregation and family applaud for Sisters Arrianne and Tracey after they have professed their vows.
The exit procession
Celebrating after the liturgy
Sisters Tracey and Arrianne show off their rings with Saint Mother Theodore.
The now fully professed Sister Tracey Horan, SP!
The now fully professed Sister Arrianne Whittaker, SP!
Younger members of various religious organizations in the US gather for a photo in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Sister Arrianne Whittaker with her family
Sister Tracey Horan with her family