National Catholic Sisters Week begins today and goes through Friday, March 14, as part of National Women’s History Month. Help us celebrate and recognize the Sisters of Providence.Read more
Sisters Brigid Ann and Eileen Bonner are in Louisville and Sister Mary Morley (formerly Sister David Mary) is in Cincinnati. The time to pray is marked on the computer monitor. They gather “face to face” by way of Skype. You’ll find them there weekdays at 4 p.m. and weekends at 10 a.m.Read more
In this video clip Sister Marilyn Baker shares her story of transitioning from the religious habit to common clothes. “I loved my habit,” she shares. But she transitioned with the community as they were asked to be more a part of the modern world. Even without an outward garment, there is just something different about women religious, Sister Marilyn says. “She is identified by the work she does, by the ministry she does, by the fact that people can recognize God through her. And that, to me, that is the habit,” she says. See the full clip below.Read more
On Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 25, a large number of Sisters of Providence gathered in St. Joseph’s Chapel in Owens Hall to share in a simple prayer of “missioning” and blessing for Sisetr Arrianne Whittaker as she transitioned into her mission novice year.
Sister Arrianne shared these reflections:
“When I reflect on my experience of the missioning prayer ritual, it can be summed up in two words — sacred connection — a sacred time, in a sacred place, with a community of women who share a sacred spirit.
As we began the prayer service with our Prayer of Reunion I felt that sacred spirit surround me. I felt connected in a way I had not noticed before. Maybe it has slowly, unassumingly seeped into my bones over the past two and a half years, but this day it was very clear to me … I am a Sister of Providence!Read more
In these video segments Sister of Providence Marilyn Baker speaks about being called to religious life, changing out of the habit and more.Read more
Four recently perpetually vowed Sisters of Providence reflect what it is to live the mission and service of a Sister of Providence in the world today.Read more
From 1840 to 2013 our mission has remained unchanged. The expression of that mission, the way we live it out has evolved so that we can continue to serve people facing the pressing needs of the times.Read more
Sister Laura Parker meets the challenges of ministering as a hospice chaplain by maintaining a relationship with God and by gaining strength from her Sisters of Providence community.Read more
Invite someone you know to consider life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods! Single, Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to learn and ask questions about a life committed to breaking boundaries and creating hope as a Sister of Providence during a discernment weekend Oct. 18-20 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.Read more
Recently two of our youngest sisters, Sister Hannah Corbin and Sister Arrianne Whittaker, participated in A Nun’s Life podcast recorded at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Listen as they talk about what attracted…Read more
Sisters Patty Wallace, Beth Wright, Laura Parker and Deborah Cambell made lifelong commitments as Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods on June 30, 2013.Read more
Sister Deborah Campbell, who will take Perpetual Vows on Sunday, June 30, talks about her ministry with Catholic Relief Services.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.