October 13, 2023

Sisters of Providence welcome new postulant to their order

Stephanie RivasIn a ceremony on Sept. 9 at Providence Hall on the campus of the motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, the religious community welcomed Stephanie Rivas as a new postulant.

Rivas, 36, is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, where she was a member of St. Rose of Lima Parish.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and a master’s degree in childhood development from Texas A&M University—San Antonio.

After completing her graduate work, Rivas worked as a teacher on a reservation in South Dakota where she also began discerning a possible call to religious life.

During her postulancy with the Sisters of Providence, which lasts at least 10 months, Rivas will take part in various ministries within the community and continue her discernment and initial formation in religious life. †

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