Sister Helen Vinton
Formerly Sister Helen Jean
Sister Helen, formerly Sister Helen Jean, entered the Congregation on July 22, 1953. Currently, she ministers as the Life Quality Director and Senior Executive Officer for the Southern Mutual Help Association in New Iberia, Louisiana.
Sister Helen grew up on a ranch in western Nebraska. She met the Sisters of Providence while attending Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
She said her life was profoundly influenced by the destruction caused by Hurricane’s Rita and Katrina.
In her current ministry, officials help distribute grants for the benefit of low income families in the southern United States.
Sister Helen is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- Sister Helen Vinton brings hope in an unsteady environment
- Sister Helen Vinton and the Southern Mutual Help Association
- Former teacher influences a career in environmental law
- Remembering Sister Helen Vinton: nature walks and care for the environment
- Sister Helen Jean Vinton: a woman for all time
- A Reflection on Sister Helen Jean Vinton
- Of liverwort and shaved eyebrows: Anne Healey remembers Sister Helen Vinton the scientist
- Sister Helen Vinton: environmental virtuoso in the bayous
- Community from afar
- Sister Helen Vinton
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