Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was a visionary who responded to the pressing needs of her time. In 1840, when the Sisters of Providence were founded, education was a primary need and, thus, became a primary ministry of the Congregation. In her earliest days as a woman religious, Saint Mother Theodore also cared for the sick poor. She brought this ministry with her to the wilderness of Indiana.

Today, Mother Theodore’s legacy of providing education and attending to health care needs continues through several ministries and our sponsored institutions.

Our sponsored institutions are separately incorporated, with a general officer serving on each supervising board.

The Sisters of Providence sponsored institutions are: