Religious Orders

Explore God's call with the Sisters of Providence
Might God be calling you to something more? Come and See life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. See how we joyfully live out the Gospel message of love, mercy and justice in today's world. Join our Come and See retreat for single Catholic women ages 18-42.  Sign up or learn more at or call Sister Joni Luna at 361-500-9505.  Our website is found at

Who are the Sisters of St. Benedict?
We are one of the largest Benedictine communities of women in the United States — over 110 members strong and thriving. Monastery Immaculate Conception was founded in 1867 by four young Benedictine sisters who came to Ferdinand to teach the children of area settlers, more than 1,000 women have entered our community over the years.  And we’ve expanded our ministries beyond education and beyond Ferdinand.  Today, we serve as teachers, social workers, parish ministers, counselors, nurses, attorneys, youth ministers, administrators, entrepreneurs, activists, chaplains, librarians and more.

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