Stories about

Meet a Sister

Home » Meet a Sister » Page 6

Sister Jan Craven

By Sisters of Providence | May 1, 2009 |

If the 1960s were known as the roller coaster of social change, then Sister Jan Craven loved every high-speed twist and turn. Society was changing. The Catholic Church was changing.…

Read more

Sister Joann Quinkert

By Sisters of Providence | April 1, 2009 |

Updated August 2022 In some ways, Sister Joann Quinkert may have a parallel experience with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of- the-Woods. When…

Read more

Sister Barbara Battista

By Sisters of Providence | March 1, 2009 |

Barbara Battista was working as a pharmacist and leading a good life. “I was an independent woman. I was sure of myself. I was pretty much a wild child. I…

Read more

Sister Connie Kramer

By Sisters of Providence | January 4, 2009 |

For Sister Connie Kramer, “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” She is very grateful that Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College since this is where Providence designed…

Read more

Sister Patty Wallace

By Sisters of Providence | September 4, 2008 |

Sister Patty Wallace has a long history with the Sisters of Providence. She remembers that in fourth grade Sister Frances Joan Baker was her teacher. Sister Maureen Loonam was her…

Read more

Sister Judy Birgen

By Sisters of Providence | August 16, 2008 |

Sister Judy Birgen is passionate about helping people who hunger for food. “When I read the Gospel, it’s not just about feeling good about helping people. It’s about feeding the…

Read more

Sister Mary Ann Stewart

By Sisters of Providence | July 16, 2008 |

A well-substantiated belief among Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the- Woods is that women who have had good, personal relationships with individual members of the Congregation are good candidates to…

Read more

Sister Laura Parker

By Sisters of Providence | April 18, 2008 |

Sister Laura Parker has firsthand experience with the importance of personal care when an individual is facing significant health issues. When she was a youngster growing up in the Chicago…

Read more

Sister Grace Stewart

By Sisters of Providence | February 18, 2008 |

Editor’s note: Sister Grace died Sept. 1, 2010. Sister Grace Stewart glanced at the wall, noticing it was 11:24 a.m. “It is about time to go to church,” she said.…

Read more

Sister Barbara Doherty

By Sisters of Providence | November 18, 2007 |

Little did Barbara Doherty know she was etching the beginning of a career path when she arranged those chairs into a temporary classroom at her grandmother’s home each Sunday. She…

Read more

Sister Denise Wilkinson

By Sisters of Providence | June 20, 2007 |

The evolution of Sister Denise Wilkinson’s life led her quite naturally to joining the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She grew up in Chicago, part of a close-knit, God-worshipping…

Read more

Sister Rose Ann Eaton

By Sisters of Providence | April 20, 2007 |

Sister Rose Ann Eaton chuckles when she says her life has not followed the path she had in mind. From an early age, she had an idea that she might…

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.

Plan for your future!

Leave the things you value to the people and purposes you value most.

Updated Estate Planning Info. here

Farm Internships!

Are you interested in interning at White Violet Center?

Learn more here