Sister Marilyn Seidel entered religious life from St. Basil parish in Pittsburgh, Pa. She credits her parents and first- and second-grade teachers, Sisters of Divine Providence, with fostering and encouraging her vocation. She also believes it’s what she always knew God wanted her to do.
Sister Marilyn’s ministry throughout the years has been varied. She was a teacher, director of religious education, and a parish social worker. As director of ministry, she was the liaison between the Sisters and the Provincial Leadership Team. In this position, she visited the Sisters in their place of ministry to support and encourage them in their works. She also aided those Sisters who were seeking a ministry to find an appropriate position. In 1996, she became the program coordinator at Kearns Spirituality Center (until 2000). In 2000, she became the co-director at Providence Villa, and in 2009, she became the director.
She believes that the most important part of the Community’s charism is that all Community prayers begin with the words “We commit ourselves to making God’s Providence more visible in our world.” For her, that charism is best lived out by loving and caring for people.
Describing herself as hospitable, caring, and loving, Sister Marilyn enjoys nature, taking walks, and celebrating with her religious community, family, and friends.