July 22, 2011

Two Sisters of Providence profess vows during June 26 Mass

Two members of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods professed vows during a June 26 Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at the order’s motherhouse in St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

Providence Sister Regina Gallo professed perpetual vows during the Mass.

She joined the Sisters of Providence on Sept. 13, 2001 from St. Celestine Parish in Elmwood Park, Ill. and professed first vows on July 11, 2004.

A graduate of Mother Theodore Guerin High School in River Grove, Ill., now known as Guerin College Preparatory High School, Sister Regina later earned a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill.

Sister Regina has been ministering as chaplain and spiritual care coordinator at Bethany Terrace Nursing-Rehabilitation Center in Morton Grove, Ill.

Providence Sister Dina Bato professed first vows during the June 26 Mass.

A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Sister Dina joined the Sisters of Providence on Sept. 22, 2008, from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Newport News, Va.

She graduated from Salem High School in Virginia Beach, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va. Her mother and father are natives of the Philippines.

Sister Dina has ministered as a business office assistant at Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis and is presently studying for her master’s degree in theological studies at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad.

(For more information about the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, log on to www.spsmw.org.)

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