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For Sister Lucy Lechner, it’s the little things

By Sister Corbin Hannah | September 22, 2023 |

Nature is Sister Lucy Lechner’s peaceful place where she communes with God. She marvels at the little things and enjoys the aliveness, music and dancing of life outdoors at the Woods.

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Welcome to our new postulant Stephanie Rivas

By Amy Miranda | September 15, 2023 |

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods welcomed a new postulant, Stephanie Rivas of Chicago, to the Congregation on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. We are excited to welcome Stephanie into our community and our hearts.
Learn more about becoming a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods at

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Oral history: Sister Cathy Campbell the storyteller

By Debbie Griffey | May 31, 2023 |

Even though Cathy loved the Teen Star job, she felt a restlessness gnawing at her. Should she be a professional journalist or did Providence have other plans for her? 

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Sister Anna (Tsai Ping) Fan professes final vows

By Sisters of Providence | May 24, 2023 |

Congratulations to Sister Anna (Tsai Ping) Fan, SP! She said forever yes to life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods by professing her final vows in a ceremony on May 1, 2023 at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Hsinchu County, Taiwan. We are so blessed to have Sister Anna as part of our community!

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Sister Anna Fan shares her story as a fully professed Sister of Providence

By Sister Anna Fan | May 24, 2023 |

I believe that God knows what is the best for me. I believe God wants me to take the journey that will enrich my life more and deeper. For almost nine years I have been a Sister of Providence. My vocation led me to leave my comfort zone and drew me closer to God.

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It all starts with falling in love with God

By Amy Miranda | May 20, 2023 |

When a person is called to be a Sister of Providence, and responds to that call, beautiful things happen. The sister has time to really focus on and grow in God. She is led to look deeply at herself and grow in ways she never thought possible.

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Reflecting on the profession of vows of Sister Anna Fan

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | May 2, 2023 |

‘And we stand with you, Anna, as you continue to follow the path of Providence, as you continue to surrender and trust that God will make a miracle in your life.’

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Sharing both flowers and pain as a Catholic Sister

By Sister Judith Birgen | March 14, 2023 |

This is what it means to be a sister

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Reaching out to others

By Sister Marilyn Kofler | March 12, 2023 |

‘I find affirmation and love and warmth as I listen to the people with whom I now interact.’

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What I love about being a Catholic Sister

By Sister Marilu Covani | March 10, 2023 |

I love being a Catholic Sister and give thanks to God’s Providence …

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Explore religious life with the Sisters of Providence

By Jason Moon | February 22, 2023 |

Learn more about the Sisters of Providence mission of love, mercy and justice first-hand

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Ask a Sister: Spiritual help 5 cents

By Sister Marilyn Baker | January 24, 2023 |

They asked about how they would know if God was calling them? Or what it was that God really wanted them to do with their lives? There were a few who asked what to do to strengthen their faith.

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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.

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