Stories about

Meet a Sister

Home » Meet a Sister » Page 2

Sister Mary Tomlinson

By Amy Miranda | August 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sister Mary Tomlinson, SP, was a divorced single mother working her way up the corporate ladder when she recognized God nudging her toward becoming a Catholic sister. Read her story, from how she told her college-age son she wanted to be nun and his reaction, to her life today as a religious sister and a grandmother.

Read more

Sister Barbara Reder

By Amy Miranda | May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I think our most important task is to become more and more like Jesus, and in that way to spread that to others. And you can’t do that without being fed. And the Eucharist is one of my prime ways of getting that nourishment,” says Sister Barbara Reder who currently ministers as a pastoral associate at St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg, Indiana.

Read more

Sister Janice Smith

By Amy Miranda | March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get to know Sister Janice Smith. In these video clips she tells about her life and ministry as a Sister of Providence and her life before becoming a Sister of Providence. She also talks about living the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and about the formation process for those becoming Sisters of Providence.

Read more

Sister Marilyn Baker

By Sisters of Providence | December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sister Marilyn Baker shares about her life and call as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in these short video segments.

Read more

Sister Claire Hanson

By Amy Miranda | October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sister Claire Hanson is happy living out the Sisters of Providence mission of love mercy and justice in service among God’s people.

“I spent 40 years as an early childhood teacher and loved every day. I was fortunate to have lived in five different states during my teaching years which gave me wonderful opportunities for service, community life and making friends,” she said.

Read more

Sister Therese Whitsett

By Amy Miranda | September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sister Therese Whitsett has spent more than 30 years serving the Hispanic population of the United States. In her life as a Sister of Providence she can look back and see God’s Providence guiding her along the way.

Read more

Sister Anne Therese Falkenstein

By Sisters of Providence | August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

“As Sisters of Providence we have a very profound love and respect for one another. We pray daily, respect all human beings, collaboratively serve others including the poor, sick and underprivileged, care for the earth, challenge one another, support each other in good times and bad, accept each other despite our imperfections, celebrate each other’s successes, accompany one another in our disappointments, strive to be the persons God has called us to be, value the wisdom of various generations, are quick to forgive, honor the life and work of Saint Theodora Guerin and constantly discern God’s will,” says Sister Anne Therese Falkenstein.

Read more

Sister Patty Fillenwarth

By Amy Miranda | June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

“To me it was sort of like coming home or something. It was not a scary thing, it just felt right,” Sister Patty Fillenwarth said of her call to religious life.

Read more

Sister Rebecca Keller

By Amy Miranda | May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Download Sister stories – Sister Rebecca Keller   Rebecca “Becky” Keller was in her mid-20s. She had graduated from Purdue University and was teaching elementary school. Yet an idea remained with her that she couldn’t shake. She knew little about religious sisters, but she just couldn’t escape the idea that she was supposed to be…

Read more

Sister Dina Bato

By Sisters of Providence | May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

I honestly had never thought about being a nun until several people independent of each other asked me if I had ever considered it as a possible vocation. Though my initial response was that the thought never crossed my mind, the questions would never leave me.

Read more

Sister Maureen Fallon

By Sisters of Providence | March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Download All Things Possible – Sister Maureen Fallon Q. Tell us about your early life: your family, where you grew up, your priorities, your interests, your values? I’m an Irish Catholic Chicagoan, which defines a whole culture in Chicago. My parents and grandparents were Irish Catholic. So that was critically important to us growing up,…

Read more

Sister Sharon Richards

By Sisters of Providence | January 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Q. Why did you choose to become a Sister of Providence? A. They were friends of my family. I was never privileged to have Sisters of Providence as teachers because we never lived in an area where they ministered. My mother’s sister was Sister Alice Gertrude Bruns and her cousin was Sister Mary Leona Cook.…

Read more

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.

Stay connected

Our enewsletters and publications will keep you up to date with the best content from the Sisters of Providence.

Reducing CO2 emissions

Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp offers up some tips for reducing your carbon emissions.

Learn more

Is God calling you?

Seek your answers through prayer at the Sisters of Providence Come and See weekend Oct. 11-13.

Learn more