Welcome to the Sisters of Divine Providence

Hello and welcome to our website. My name is Sister Michele Bisbey, and I am the Provincial Director of the Marie de la Roche Province. We invite you to spend some time with us by visiting the pages of our website. Learn about the mission and ministries of the Sisters of Divine Providence and the various ways in which you can partner with us in our mission to make God’s Providence more visible in our world. God bless you.

We invite you to join us in our mission as:

A Vowed Member: Living the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in community, and living the mission to make God's Providence visible in our world.
An Associate: Lay women and men sharing the spiritual and communal life of the Sisters based on the Associate's own commitments and life circumstances.
A Benefactor: Partner with us in our mission through your prayers or a financial donation.


The Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence was founded in Germany in 1851 by Bishop Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler and Baroness Stephanie (Fanny) de la Roche.

Bishop Ketteler and Mother Marie line drawing

Mission Statement

We, the Congregation of Divine Providence, impelled by the Spirit of Jesus, commit ourselves to co-create a world of compassion, justice and peace.

Bishop Ketteler and Mother Marie


We, as women religious called to a prophetic life form and compelled to make God’s providence visible, choose a future characterized by justice and compassion.

Theology of Providence

The new understanding of Providence theology is a move away from passivity, from reliance on God's care for us, to collaboration with God.