Since the 1840s when Saint Mother Theodore would call her sisters home to the Woods in the summer, Sisters of Providence have been coming together every summer to reconnect, pray, plan, learn and grow in love. Enjoy these photos from the Sisters of Providence annual meeting June 29-July 4, 2019. Can you find a sister you know?
Sisters Susan Dinnin and Adele Beacham during the 4th of July luncheon.
Sister Patty Wallace smiles during table discussion at annual meeting.
Sister Josephine Paolinelli closes her eyes in prayer during a reflective moment.
A room full of Sisters of Providence gathered at the Woods for the annual meeting.
This group of sisters gathered at a restaurant in the evening. From left, standing, Sisters Anji Fan, My Huong Pham, Patty Wallace, Joni Luna. Standing, from left, Sisters Anna Fan, Rosa Pan, Teresa Kang, Dina Bato and Beth Wright.
Sister Joann Quinkert speaks with another sister during a social time.
The church filled with sisters and associates home for annual meeting as well as guest and friends.
Sisters Patty Fillenwarth and Carol Meyers enjoy a music therapy demonstration.
Sister Nancy Bartasavich at prayer.
Sister Nancy Nolan greets the grandson of Providence Associate Mel Marino Wolff.
Sisters My Huong Pham and Barbara Reder join the discussion at their table.
Sisters and associates raise their hands in song during Sunday evening’s music therapy demonstration.
Sister Patricia McGlynn visits with another sister during break.
Sister Maria Saracco during reflection.
Sister Grace Marie Meehan participates in an art therapy demonstration.
Gathering to distribute communion during Mass.
From left, Sisters Susan Paweski, Pam Pauloski and Dawn Tomaszewski enjoy the 4th of July luncheon.
Sister Marilyn Baker writes and reflects.
Sister Marilyn Ann Kofler, right, speaks with those at her table, including Lorrie Heber, left, director of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and member of the Justice Coordinating Commission of the Sisters of Providence.
Catching up, from left, Sisters Mary Jeanine Schubert, Susan Dinnin and Peggy Lynch.
Sister Dawn welcomes sisters and associates to Monday’s first day of meetings.
Sister Rosemary Schmalz speaks with sisters during a social time.
Sister Lisa Stallings takes some notes during one of the presentations.
Sister Clelia Cecchetti speaks with a Providence Associate at her table on the first day of meetings.
Sister Kate Smith reflects.
Staff members Beth Collins and Casey Kellum demonstrate the new in2L (it’s never too late to learn) computer system, to a group of sisters and associates.
Sisters travel down a hallway in Providence Hall to their next demonstration Sunday evening.
Sister Evelyn Ovalles and Postulant Jessica Vitente.
Celebrating July 4th during the annual meeting, from left, Sisters Mary Ann Phelan, Norene Wu and Joann Quinkert.
Music therapy drumming.
Sister Dorothy Rasche visits with another sister between sessions.
Sister Sophia Chen listens to another sister during table discussion.
Sister Denise Wilkinson introduces the HOME team activities Sunday evening.
Sister Deborah Campbell visits during a break in meetings.
Sister Marge Funke in prayer.
Sisters Florence Norton and Editha Ben.
From left, Sisters Barbara Battista, Marilu Covani, Anne Therese Falkenstein and Rosa Pan at the Satruday evening social.
Sister Danielle Sullivan visits with another sister.
Sisters Joan Kirkpatrick and Cathy Buster catch up.
Sister Carole Kimes laughs with those at her table, including Sister Mary Tomlinson, right.
Sister Beth Wright speaks with an associate at her table during Monday’s meeting.
Sister Barbara Battista directs sisters and associates to the art therapy demonstration on Sunday evening.
Sister Barbara Bluntzer checks out a table full of marketing material for the Congregation to be shared with others.
Sisters enjoying the art therapy demonstration. From left, Sisters Mary Rita Griffin, Jane Michael Dwyer, Kathleen Leonard and Delan Ma.
An intercultural Congregation: from left, Sister Anji Fan, Postulant Jessica Vitente and Sister Kay Manley.
Sister Andre Panepinto visits with another sister before Mass.
In their red, white and blue for the 4th are Sisters Mary Catherine Guiler and Marie Denis Lucey.
Sister Alice Ann Rhinesmith at prayer.