The Rooted in Providence recognition was named such because of the deeply rooted relationship benefactors have with the Sisters of Providence and our mission. Named on this recognition piece are the friends of the Congregation who have made cumulative financial gifts of $100,000 or more.

This unique wall plaque was created by a team of Indianapolis artists — Sister Karen Van De Walle, CSJ; Mark Grable; and Mary Ann and Kerry Byrne — and hangs in the hallway on the south side of the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

New Rooted in Providence honorees are recognized especially at the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Dinner, at which time these donors are given a hand-made stoneware tile. The tile duplicates a leaf from the Rooted in Providence plaque. The word PROVIDENCE is stamped into the clay.

To date, 45 individuals, families, foundations and groups have been honored with the Rooted in Providence recognition.

For more information, please contact Mission Advancement office at (812) 535-2800 or by e-mail at

The Sisters of Providence keep all benefactors, constituents, alumnae/i and companions in daily prayer.