Staff members who participated in dementia care training share how it makes a difference in their everyday care giving: Don’t take any behaviors personally.** Build trust by spending time with each person.** Learn to read the cues of a person. A non-verbal person may ordinarily smile as a greeting; but if there’s no smile, she’s having a bad time of it.Read more
After visiting with Sister Marceline Mattingly, age 102, Jolyssa Cortez wrote: “I asked her in what year she was born and she said, ‘1915.’ I think that is amazing because she lived through so much history in her life. She said the most amazing part of the history she lived was seeing the technology industry grow. After my visit, I felt like a whole new person.”Read more
‘I guess that is why I am called to be a Sister of Providence … the journey has certainly called me to place my faith in Providence.’Read more
New Providence Associate co-directors. Sister My Huong Pham transfers to the Sisters of Providence. Mats for the homeless and more! Read the latest news updates from the Sisters of Providence.Read more
The Week of Service started as collaboration between the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) as we jointly celebrated our 175th anniversary in 2015. The SMWC Alumni Board…Read more
Thank you to all who support the Sisters of Providence so people from all over the world can have meaningful experiences at a USDA certified organic farm in Indiana. I stopped by the orchard and the garden yesterday to get a few pictures that might give you a glimpse of the day-to-day on the farm.Read more
“The relationships I’ve developed with sisters, staff and other volunteers are probably the most significant and positive in my life. I have found a new family, who love me unconditionally and with whom I share a spirituality, which has deepened and broadened among them,” Peggy said.Read more
If you’ve been considering volunteering with the Sisters of Providence, hesitate no longer! When the Sisters say “All Are Welcome,” they mean it. I am one of the many non-Catholics who passionately support their mission and the charism of St. Mother Theodore.Read more
Five students from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, spent their fall break at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice giving service and learning more about sustainable living this week.
“You have to get out of your comfort zone. It really allows you to experience things that help you grow as an individual,” Ameer Chughtai said.
Benny (aka Benny the dog) with the assistance of his very human companion, Providence Associate Judy Collins, makes regular visits to Providence Health Care. His mission is simple. Make them smile.Read more
When you volunteer for the Sisters of Providence you help continue the mission that Saint Mother Theodore began back in 1840. We help our volunteers find the right opportunity that fits their interests and passions. Some of our volunteers keep a regular schedule and while others help out as their time permits. Volunteering is a great way to meet people, gain experience, and boost your confidence. Volunteer opportunities with the Sisters of Providence include visiting patients in health care, leading tour groups, answering phones, maintaining the grounds, working in the organic gardens, helping with alpacas and assisting at special events. To learn more about volunteering contact Sister Rebecca Keller at 812-535-2878.