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
“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
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 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
“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
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
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
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.