Sister Paula Damiano
Formerly Sister Mario
Sister Paula was born on August 26, 1949, and is a native of New Castle, Pennsylvania. Currently, she ministers as the director of retreats and programs and as Co-Director at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Sister Paula, formerly Sister Mario, entered the Congregation on August 30, 1967. She professed final vows on December 8, 1974.
She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in art. She also has a master’s degree in theological spirituality from Fordham University.
Of her ministries, Sister Paula has served as a teacher, director of vocations, pastoral associate and was also a General Councilor for the Sisters of Providence. She celebrated her 50 year jubilee in 2017.
Sister Paula said that for many years, she enjoyed camping and visited many state and national parks. She also likes many types of music, but prefers classical, folk and religious, and likes crafting greeting cards and jewelry.
Sister Paula has a special interest in combining art and music in retreat work and has been working for those who seek Spiritual Direction.
Using her creative and artistic side, with Sister Jan Craven, Sister Paula is also busy making jewelries, cards, etc. Visit Linden Leaf Gifts to find what PJ’s for the Soul (Sister Paula and Sister Jan) created.
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- A Prayer for Teachers during this pandemic
- A Prayer for Students
- Prayer in this Time of Need
- Does it spark joy?
Sister Paula is featured in the following content on the Sisters of Providence website:
- Sisters of Providence who have ministered in Taiwan share their stories
- This Christmas, shop small and support the Sisters of Providence
- Providence Climate Agreement confessionals (and an announcement)
- Sisters to host Prayer for Beginners
- Sheehy receives ’40 Under 40’ recognition
- Spend Sundays at the Woods!
- Spiritual direction with the Sisters of Providence
- Sisters of Providence celebrate Jubilees
- Reflections on 50 years
- The Sisters of Providence go to St. Patrick School
- What’s all this talk about Taize?
- Sister Paula Damiano
- Meet the Congregation leadership
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