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Get to know Sister Arrianne Whittaker

By Amy Miranda | February 19, 2016 |

In these video clips, 29-year-old Sister Arrianne Whittaker talks about being a Sister of Providence. From her call to religious life, to what it was like entering a Congregation of women religious at age 25, to what it looks like to be a member of a family and a member of a religious order today. Sister Arrianne answers some of the questions you might have about becoming a Catholic sister today.

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Sister Loretta Picucci

By Amy Miranda | October 20, 2015 |

“I think what we do creates hope, because it gives them confidence in themselves. It gives them confidence that they can learn. They find out that they can learn the language, but they also find out that even when they make mistakes, they are learning, so it’s OK to keep trying,” says Sister Loretta Picucci of her ministry teaching English to immigrant farm workers at Providence in the Desert in California.

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Sister Carole Kimes

By Amy Miranda | July 12, 2015 |

“Part of the reason I left was because I thought I could conquer the world without religious community. I thought I could do what I did in religious life as a person outside of religious community. Part of that was arrogance. Part of it was youth. Part of it was idealism.

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Sister Marilú Covani

By Diane Weidenbenner | March 26, 2015 |

Sister Marilu Covani talks about what it has been like to be a mother, grandmother and Sister of Providence.

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Sister Regina Gallo: on the vows, becoming a sister and journeying with the dying

By Amy Miranda | November 24, 2014 |

“Looking at the things I closed the door on entering religious life — that was very difficult.” Sister Regina Gallo talks about giving up her dreams of becoming a wife and mother in order to become a Sisters of Providence.

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Sister Mary Tomlinson

By Amy Miranda | August 25, 2014 |

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.

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Sister Barbara Reder

By Amy Miranda | May 12, 2014 |

“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.

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Sister Janice Smith

By Amy Miranda | March 5, 2014 |

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.

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Sister Marilyn Baker

By Sisters of Providence | December 18, 2013 |

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.

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Sister Claire Hanson

By Amy Miranda | October 29, 2013 |

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.

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Sister Therese Whitsett

By Amy Miranda | September 27, 2013 |

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.

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Sister Anne Therese Falkenstein

By Sisters of Providence | August 21, 2013 |

“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.

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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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