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.
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1970 — Special Chapter required by Rome for all religious Congregations. 1st row: Sisters Mary Pius (RIP), Maureen Loonam and Marie Kevin Tighe; 2nd row: Sisters Rita Clare Gerardot, Bernice Kuper and Miriam Gunning (RIP)
General Chapter, June 1966
Sisters and facilitators of the General Chapter 2001 perform a skit during a dinner in O’Shaughnessy Dining Room.
1996 General Chapter
Sister Emmanuella Hurld (RIP) sews LGU quilt pieces for an altar cloth used for the General Chapter of 1996. Photo was taken in Providence Hall.
1991 General Chapter, Chapter of Affairs —Sisters raise hands in agreement.
General Chapter 1991, Chapter of Affairs — Sisters Connie Kramer, Becky Keller, Cathy Campbell, Cordelia Moran, Irma Meuse, Jacquelyn Hoffman and Suzanne Buthod
Opening Day — Chapter of Affairs, June 28, 1986. Sister Francis Michael (RIP) Chairperson Spiritual Life Committee with Sister Jane Bodine
General Chapter, July 1981 — Sisters Irma Meuse, Anne Doherty and Eileen Ann Kelley
1981 General Chapter delegates — 1st row: Sisters Catherine Doherty (RIP), Ann Jeannette Gootee and Marikay Duffy 2nd row: Sisters Anne Doherty and Kay Manley
1976 General Chapter — Sisters Margaret Kern, Mary Roger, Virginia Marie and Marie William
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.
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