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Oral history: Sister Joann Quinkert the justice advocate

By Debbie Griffey | December 16, 2023 |

Sister Joann entered the community at the age of 17. Her parents planted the seed that grew. A justice warrior. Fearless. Called by God. Her lifetime accomplishments bless and enrich us every day.

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Oral history: Sister Marian Brady the scholar

By Debbie Griffey | October 13, 2023 |

Sister Marian Brady looks back on and shares about her 96 years of life.
“Religious life is all about understanding your relationship with Jesus. Talking to Him. If you have a big problem, talk to Jesus about it. Nobody else is going to solve it. And Jesus will solve it in a way you might never have expected. Give it to Jesus …”

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Meet our postulant Stephanie Rivas

By Stephanie Rivas | September 27, 2023 |

The call to religious life became clearer by having different experiences of working and living with others in the community. Also, during the pandemic I was able to really tune into my prayer life, by going to adoration by myself and doing daily mass online. 

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Oral history: Sister Cathy Campbell the storyteller

By Debbie Griffey | May 31, 2023 |

Even though Cathy loved the Teen Star job, she felt a restlessness gnawing at her. Should she be a professional journalist or did Providence have other plans for her? 

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Oral history: The little things with Sister Lois Ann Stoiber

By Debbie Griffey | December 20, 2022 |

“What delights this Sister of Providence after being a member of this order for 76 years? “The little things. I can find great joy in little things,” says Sister Lois Ann Stoiber.

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Oral history: the adventures and challenges of Sister Dorothy Ellen Wolsiffer, SP

By Debbie Griffey | November 5, 2022 |

“When I look back over the years of the variety of ministries, I see them as challenging but adventuresome. My last ministry of being a pastoral associate was involved with serving older adults: food pantry, ministry of care and visiting the sick, communion services, etc. These were all things I enjoyed tremendously. God’s love throughout the years has sparked my life and made it more interesting. Life flows like a river: smooth, bumps, twirls, spinning on rocks and falling.”

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Oral history: Sister Patricia Geis, a life of adventures and little ones

By Debbie Griffey | August 4, 2022 |

Sister Patty’s dedication, vows and sense of adventure in service has taken her in many directions since that day 70 years ago when she entered Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Oral history: Sister Joyce Brophy, inspiring confidence in others

By Debbie Griffey | December 28, 2021 |

“I think it is my Irish heritage. When I get worked up about something I go to Chapel. I say, ‘Okay, Lord. You got me into this. It’s your job to help me work it out, Providence of God.’” If something bad was there, something good would always come along. Being an administrator, a supervisor, a leader in any capacity brings the challenge with the reward.

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Oral History: Sister Gloria Memering looks back on more than 60 years as a Sister of Providence

By Debbie Griffey | May 26, 2021 |

Sister Gloria has found music to be a tremendous way to relate to people, from kindergartners through all ages of people in a parish. It has afforded her the experience of ministering to wonderful parishes and communities.

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Get to know Sister Joni Luna, SP

By Amy Miranda | August 23, 2019 |

Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Sister Joni Luna, SP, shares of her search for something that was missing in her life which led her to find first God and then a vocation as a Catholic woman religious (sister).

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Get to know Sister Tracey Horan, SP

By Amy Miranda | October 16, 2018 |

Get to know Sister Tracey Horan, SP, in these video and audio interviews as she shares what it is like as a young adult today to explore and become a Sister of Providence.

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Get to know Sister Jenny Howard

By Amy Miranda | January 17, 2018 |

Meet Sister Jenny Howard. A former biology teacher and coach and currently a member of the Sisters of Providence leadership team, Sister Jenny shares in these video and audio files about her life, family and her call to religious life as a Sister of Providence.

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In these video clips and stories, get to know some individual Sisters of Providence. Hear about each one’s journey toward becoming a Sisters of Providence and how she lives her calling today.

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