Sisters of Divine Providence (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana)

A teaching religious order, founded in France in 1806, by M. Dujarie, Cure of Ruille-sur- Loir, France, in collaboration with Josephine du Roscoiit, first superior-general. The Indiana community dates from 1840. The primary object of the congregation is the instruction of youth and they were the first American sisterhood to take up work in the foreign missions. The order includes colleges, a teacher's school, high schools in the United States, and a school in Kaifeng, China. The mother-house is at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

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