Sister profile

Sister Patricia McIntyre

Formerly Sister Elaine

Sister Patricia was born on March 10, 1933 and died on January 18, 2021.


Home » Sister Profiles » Patricia McIntyre


Sister Patricia, formerly Sister Elaine, was a native of Eaton, Ohio. Her final ministry was in prayer for Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at the Woods.

Sister Patricia entered the Congregation in 1951 from Richmond, Ind. She professed first vows in 1953 and final vows in 1958.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and also has a master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University.

Sister Patricia’s first ministry was as a first grade teacher at St. John the Baptist in Whiting, Ind. She has also ministered as a teacher in Burlington, N.C., Massachusetts and various other schools in Indiana, including Nativity in Indianapolis from 1973-77.

Sister Patricia also ministered as a Pastoral Assistant at St. Francis Xavier in Falmouth, Ky., and as the secretary/receptionist at Woods Day Care/Pre-School at the Woods from 2001-09.

Here is her complete ministry:

In Indiana: Teacher, St. John the Baptist, Whiting (1953-56); Teacher, St. Paul, Sellersburg (1956-59); Teacher, St. Malachy, Brownsburg (1962-65); Teacher, Cathedral Grade School, Indianapolis (1965-66); Teacher, Holy Family, New Albany (1966-70); Teacher, St. Malachy, Brownsburg (1969-70); Teacher, Nativity, Indianapolis (1973-77); Teacher, Holy Cross, Indianapolis (1980-84); Assistant Director, Shalom Community, Indianapolis (1985-89); Library-Media Assistant, Indianapolis Public School No. 93 (1990-91); Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Terre Haute (1991-96); Local Coordinator, Health Care Services, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1996-2001); Secretary/Receptionist, Woods Day Care/Pre-School, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2001-2009); Volunteer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2009-2018); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2018-2020).

In North Carolina: Teacher, Blessed Sacrament, Burlington (1959-60).

In Massachusetts: Teacher, St. Patrick, Stoneham (1960-62).

In Ohio: Clinical Pastoral Education, Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati (1977-79).


Read her obituary here.

Read more

Sister Patricia is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:


Click images to view larger.

Share this:

Donate in her honor

Has this sister made a difference in your life? Help continue the mission.

Find a sister

Get in touch

Use our form to reconnect with or reach out to a current Sister of Providence.