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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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Get to know Sister Mary Mundy

By Amy Miranda | July 7, 2017 |

Get to know Sister Mary Mundy in these video clips as she tells about her ministry, the importance of prayer in her life, and what is means to her to be a part of the community of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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Sister Editha Ben

By Amy Miranda | March 2, 2017 |

All her life, Sister Editha Ben has been a risk taker, working to break boundaries in her own life and in society. From running away to join the convent, to being blacklisted by the Filipino government for teaching social justice, to transferring to the Sisters of Providence after more than 30 years in her former congregation, Sister Editha has proven herself willing to follow the Spirit’s lead even in the face of opposition.

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Sister Dina Bato

By Amy Miranda | November 18, 2016 |

Get to know Sister Dina Bato! In these video clips she shares some of her vocation story in coming to the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and some of what has brought her joy since.

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Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp: on choosing life as a sister, urban education and SP mission

By Amy Miranda | June 16, 2016 |

A young Jeanne Hagelskamp was working as a teacher, dating a medical student and discerning what God wanted her to do with her life when one day she got her answer during prayer. Get to know Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp in these short video clips.

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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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