Sister Maria Smith
Formerly Sister Maria Goretti
Sister Maria is a native of Lafayette, Indiana. Currently, she ministers in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Prior to that, she ministered as a volunteer at the Villas at Guerin Woods at Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries in Georgetown, Indiana.
Sister Maria, formerly Sister Maria Goretti, entered the Congregation on January 4, 1954. She professed final vows on August 15, 1961.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She also has a master’s degree in education from Indiana University.
Sister Maria has ministered as a teacher in Indiana, Oklahoma and Illinois. She served as the activities director at Providence Retirement Home in New Albany, Indiana, from 1982 to 1994.
Sister Maria is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- Twenty-eight Sisters celebrate Jubilees
- Sister Barbara Ann Zeller: modern-day foundress
- Providence Self-Sufficiency Ministries: Celebrating 20 years of success
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