Sister Janet Folkl entered the Sisters of Divine Providence on June 26, 1960, in St. Louis, Mo. Her vocation was inspired and nurtured by the women religious who were her teachers.
Sister Janet was an elementary school teacher for many years, directed retreats, and served in parishes as pastoral associate in adult faith formation. In 2003, she moved to Kingston, Mass., and was novice director there. During this same time, she taught at Sacred Heart High School in Kingston.
Since 2007, Sister Janet has been the General Superior of the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence, which includes the provinces in Germany, Korea, North America/Caribbean, and the region of Peru. She lives in Wakefield, R.I.
Living her Community’s charism of trust in Divine Providence has been, Sister Janet says, “a participation in the dance of grace and freedom.” Trusting that life and all that she is is gift has led her to respond to the needs of the Community and the world. Through her ministry, she has experienced a rich diversity of opportunities for learning and generous giving.