Some of the newest members of the Sisters of Providence

Some of the newest members of the Sisters of Providence

Mission statement: The Sisters of Providence are a community of Catholic women religious who collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy.

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are Roman Catholic sisters who minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia. The Congregation was founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in 1840 and continues her legacy today.

We are an apostolic congregation, meaning we serve among people, wherever the need is greatest. Some sisters teach or serve in school administration. Others work in parishes, diocesan administration, social justice services, counseling and health care. Some work in the administrative offices of the Congregation or for other religious organizations. Many sisters serve in prayer ministry – honoring the many requests for prayer submitted to the Sisters of Providence.

The Congregation has a mission of being God’s Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people.

Volunteers for Providence Food Pantry, including director Sister Joseph Fillenwarth, enjoy each other's company as they hand out food to local people in need.

Volunteers for Providence Food Pantry, including director Sister Joseph Fillenwarth, enjoy each other’s company as they hand out food to local people in need.

One of the best ways to learn about the Congregation is to explore this site – or come for a visit!

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Connect with us as a:

  •  guest at Sunday Mass at the Woods
  •  tourist/pilgrim to the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
  •  participant at one of the many events or programs at the Woods
  •  Providence Associate
  •  Providence volunteer
  •  vowed member of the Congregation
  •  donor in support of our life and mission

 To contact us:

  • Online: use our contact form
  • By mail: 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
  • By phone: 812-535-3131