Wednesday, Oct. 22, begins a year-long celebration of 175 years of our history and the promise of the future that lies ahead.
After viewing this slideshow, which includes photos of the Sisters of Providence from the Ruille community in France and sisters from the Missionary Sisters of Providence in Taiwan (which Sister Marie Gratia founded), you may enjoy reading this related blog.
United by founding. Current and former sister in leaderships gather from three congregations: the original founding order of the Sisters of Providence in France, Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, and a congregation they helped found in Taiwan, the Providence Sister-Catechists.
SMWC President Dottie King, Father Dan Hopcus, and General Superior Denise Wilkinson proceed from mass.
Sister Noralee Keefe and Providence Candidate-Associate/SMWC staff member Catheleen Flynn give communion to the people.
Sister Jenny Howard, Sister Dina Bato and Sister Patty Wallace play their guitars.
Peace be with you.
Candle display near the altar.
Sister Jenny Howard prays for souls who have passed on.
Many Sisters of Providence from Providence Health care join in the liturgy.
Sisters of Providence, staff members and others celebrate at the Mass.
Father Dan Hopcus during the Eucharistic Liturgy.
Sister Martha Speth performs liturgical dance.
A Sister of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) student, SMWC staff member, and Providence Associate prepare the table cloth for the Eucharist.
An SMWC student and Taiwanese Providence Sister-Catechist pray the intercessory prayer
General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson gives a reflection.
Artwork above the altar in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students were among those gathered to celebrate foundation day.
The crucifix above the altar in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Sister Ann Sullivan reads.
Sister Dawn Tomaszewski leads those gathered in song.
Sister Martine from the Sisters of Providence in Ruillé-sur-Loir, France.
Sister Joseph Fillenwarth, center
Those gathered join the celebration.
Sisters and Providence Associates participate in the liturgy.
Sister Dorothy Hucksoll and Sister Marian Ruth Johnson
Father Dan Hopcus and the choir.
Sisters of Providence from Taiwan, France, and the United States bring candles forth.
Sisters of Providence staff member Shawn Shamsaie carries the linden tree cross.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College President Dottie King.
102 year-old Sister Rosalie Marie Weller, center, during the liturgy
The choir sings.