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Conversations About Community

What is it like, living with a group of women religious?

Community is like life itself, with never-ending opportunities for growth, joy and the growth of deep, sisterly love. In these pages, we ask several Sisters of Providence to share their experiences with community.


Community has been a good experience. I've enjoyed living with other sisters because you learn so much from each other. Much is involved living in community. You're constantly changing and growing and assessing where you can give and take.

Sister Sharon Fitzpatrick


The hardest transition for me was in the method of making decisions. I had been on my own and raised two kids alone, so I was the decision-maker. I never had to ask anyone when I did things. In community, things don't work that way.

Sister Judi Roberts


An important part of community is spending time together and sharing. We make it a point to have vespers and have a meal together six times a week. After dinner we watch the news and discuss the events of the day. We always celebrate a feast day, jubilee, birthday or some special event.

Sister Jeanette Heindl






Much is involved living in community. You're constantly changing and growing and assessing where you can give and take.

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