|This grave marker in the Sisters of Providence Cemetery marks the final resting place|
of Sister Athanasius Forgarty, a sister-nurse during the Civil War.
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, have a unique connection with the Civil War. The sisters served as sister-nurses at Military Hospital in Indianapolis as well as at a hospital in Vincennes, Ind. You can learn more about this history by participating in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Indiana State University course, “Lest We Forget: The Civil War Service of the Sisters of Providence.” This class will be offered on the beautiful motherhouse grounds of the Congregation on Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 14 and 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. (EDT) in the Community Room of Providence Hall. The course will be presented by Congregation staff member Connie McCammon.
You do not have to be an OLLI member to attend this class. You may register online or call 812-237-8707 for more information. Please register by Monday, Aug. 13.
We look forward to seeing you on Aug. 14 and 16!