Stories about

Become a Sister

Home » Become a Sister

Come and See retreat

By Sisters of Providence | October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Come and See what life is like as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in this free retreat weekend for single, Catholic woman between the ages of 18 and 42. Oct. 26-28 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Sign up today!

Read more

Reflections for Reception into the Novitiate

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | August 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

As a community, we pray that you will continue to be open to the designs of Providence for your life

Read more

Bring hope to life! Come and See weekend retreat

By Sisters of Providence | April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bring Hope to Life
Come and See weekend retreat
April 6-8, 2018
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

Read more

The bond of friendship leads to lives as sisters

By Diane Weidenbenner | January 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

“Before Anna and I were friends. Now we are family members of the Sisters of Providence, with a multi-year friendship base to help me live more freely in this family,” Teresa said.

Read more

The joy of a religious vocation

By Amy Miranda | November 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

This National Vocation Awareness Week, we thought what better way to make us all more aware of a religious vocation as a Sister of Providence than by showing it!

Read more

A mother’s prayer

By Amy Miranda | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sister Dina’s mother Cynthia relates the story where she believes God spoke to her regarding her daughter’s vocation.

Read more

Preparing to bring God’s love, mercy and justice to the world

By Amy Miranda | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

“My mind and my heart have been stretched and made more pliable through the formation process. And I know that I am loved. And the fact that I am loved calls me to love as well,” Sister Dina Bato said.

Read more

Reflection for the reception of Sister Emily TeKolste into the novitiate

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | August 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

What experiences will you welcome to open the eyes of your soul? Will you give the Holy Spirit free access to your mind and your heart so that you will see things in new lights?

Read more

Fresh eyes on Sisters of Providence Annual Meeting

By Emily TeKolste | July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Though specific forms have varied throughout the history of the Sisters of Providence, the annual coming together of all sisters has been an important tradition for the community. Last week, I got to participate in my first annual meeting.

Read more

Listening, loving, letting go: reflection for profession of vows

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | June 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

“Obedience, chastity, poverty — listening, loving, letting go. These are set before you today in a deeper way. And to return to the scripture for today — God is with you every step of the way.”
Sister Dawn reflects at the vows ceremony for three Sisters of Providence.

Read more

One step at a time: Sister Dina on upcoming vows

By Sister Dina Bato | June 21, 2017 | 7 Comments

“From searching for my life’s purpose to finding passion and love. I know I could not have planned my life any better. I am reminded regularly to be open and teachable no matter who my teachers are. That every journey starts and continues, one step at a time. And that everything is gift.”
Sister Dina reflects on professing perpetual vows as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

Read more

Go out and make a difference

By Sister Joni Luna | June 8, 2017 | 5 Comments

Being a sister doesn’t ensure my going to heaven or living a hurt-free or pain-free life. It does not give me prestige or pay a six-figure salary. On the contrary, I have no earthly idea where the pursuit will take me, but I am learning to trust in Providence. The Providence, which, our foundress Saint Mother Theodore reminds us, “has never failed us.” When I look at the person in the mirror, I like who I am becoming.

Read more

Here you will find stories about some of our newest Sisters of Providence. You’ll read about some of our seasoned Sisters of Providence living out their ministries. And you’ll find stories and opportunities for discerning whether life as a Sister of Providence might be for you.

Learn more about becoming a sister.

Stay connected

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

Need some HOPE?

Read how together we break boundaries and create HOPE. Keep up with the sisters and how you are helping others with us. Read HOPE magazine online or subscribe here.

Learn more

Live sustainably

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice focuses on teaching, caring and inspiring for all creation. You can be a part of it!

Learn more

This site uses cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website and to ensure that we are providing relevant content for our audiences. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy to receive these cookies. You can also choose to opt out.