Stories about

Sisters in Ministry

Home » Sisters in Ministry

Quietly breaking boundaries, creating hope

By Sister Janet Gilligan | January 13, 2021 |

Few would probably imagine Sister Suzanne running for public office, supervising an adult education program or traveling through South America on her last dollar.

Read more

Bearing witness to an execution

By Jason Moon | January 13, 2021 |

At his request she continued, out loud, to pray the prayers as she stepped back away from the execution table to take her place in the corner of the room.

Read more

Allowing for God’s presence: Sisters of Providence hospital chaplains

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 13, 2021 |

“Being open to the Spirit in this ministry is a must, along with a deep prayer life, so that we may stay aligned and be able to exhibit an open presence to the other.”

Read more

Healing for suicide loss survivors

By Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp | January 13, 2021 |

Sister Connie advises those who are suicide loss survivors to focus on three things: Resilience, finding meaning and purpose for oneself and forming enduring bonds.

Read more

Living the Gospel of Hope through better health care access

By Diane Weidenbenner | January 13, 2021 |

“People will not wait until they are on their deathbed to go to the doctor if the clinic is within walking distance. Many residents don’t have a car or it’s broken down or out of gas,” said Sister Dorothy.

Read more

7 Reasons to give to the Sisters of Providence this Giving Tuesday

By Amy Miranda | December 1, 2020 |

1. We need more Love, Mercy and Justice in the world
When you support the Sisters of Providence, you are supporting each Sister of Providence as she works to educate, advocate for and care for people on the margins of society. Is it hard for you to care for all the people in need you would like to help? When you donate to the Sisters of Providence you are supporting people in need through the work of the sisters.

Read more

‘Against All Odds’ – Sister Clare Mitchell, SP

By Sister Maureen Abbott | November 13, 2020 |

The necrology describes Sister Clare as a “gentle devoted religious, one very faithful to all her obligations. Many of the Sisters were very devoted to her, and this affection was noticeable even in their remembrance of her.”

Read more

Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the mission to Asia

By Sisters of Providence | October 2, 2020 |

A prayer service on Tuesday, September 29, marked the 100th anniversary of the Mission to Asia which is still vibrant today. The Congregation read the following readings from the China…

Read more

The legacy of Providence lives on in our sisters in Taiwan

By Sister Jenny Howard | September 24, 2020 |

Let me tell you a little about each of our sisters currently ministering in Asia and those who have recently joined us from there.

Read more

Our sisters in Asia speak: What it means to be a Sister of Providence

By Sister Jenny Howard | September 24, 2020 |

“The freedom in Providence: I try to live ‘here and now,’ and put ‘tomorrow’ in God’s care. Working with God in serving others and recognizing the suffering Jesus among the people I serve is life-giving to me.”

Read more

There is a Providence and the Sisters of Providence in Asia are truly its daughters

By Sister Dawn Tomaszewski | September 24, 2020 |

Throughout the 100-year history of the Sisters of Providence mission in Asia, Sisters of Providence have stayed true to the call from a Provident God to provide loving care and service to people most in need. Over the years, that passion for mission enabled them not only to teach but also to bind up wounds, hide refugees, endure separation and isolation.

Read more

One millennial’s journey to life as a Sister of Providence

By Sisters of Providence | July 30, 2020 |

Millennial Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Sister Tracey Horan, SP, shares her story of becoming a Catholic sister in this live-recorded video from July 27, 2020.

Read more

Our Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are passionate about serving God by caring for all God’s creation, especially those most in need. We serve in many ways, from education to social justice, parish ministry, hospital ministry, serving the economically poor, advocating for immigrants and for a healthy environment. Read how some of our sisters serve God and others through their ministries.

Stay connected

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

Get to know Saint Mother Theodore

A holy woman of great faith, wisdom and courage

Learn more!

What do you need?

The Sisters of Providence are here for you. Let us light a candle and pray for your needs.

Submit your prayer request