Remember when you actually received something you sought and that queasy feeling of “what do I do now” came over you? Sister Ann Sullivan, director of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, has experienced that feeling more than once in significant doses. The first came when…Read more
Editor’s note: Sister Marie Kevin died May 19, 2014, at age 89. Recently I read, “Those who come to religious life seem to have been born with a particular charism alive within them. In time, they find a Congregation that embodies that same spirit…” I think that is what happened to me when I “found”…Read more
My grandparents and parents came from Mainland China, but I was born in Singapore. Growing up in this multicultural environment was enriching. A melange of spiritual experiences colored my earliest years. An ancestral shrine held a place of honor in our home, and I remember that each morning my grandmother would light joss-sticks and pay…Read more
Sometimes it takes a call even though “the call” already has been received. Once Cathy White had decided to act on her desire to join a religious congregation, she did what a lot of prospective women religious would do. She visited four congregations to experience first-hand what might await her. Confidently, she decided on the…Read more
Sister Anji Fan wanted to be a “holy nun” from a very young age. But living in mainland China would make that dream difficult to fulfill, even in a close-knit family with deep devotions. Sister Anji’s father was a mathematics teacher. Her mother worked in a day care and a factory and is an excellent…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.