Founders
 
The congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence was founded in 1851 in Germany by Wilhelm von
Ketteler, Bishop of Mainz, and Stephanie Amelia Starkenfels de la Roche.
 
We belong to the St. Joseph Province, one of three provinces (Germany, American-Caribbea, Korea)
and one region (Peru) of an international community of 750 vowed members and 300 Associates.
 
 
Wilhelm von Ketteler, Bishop of Mainz
 
Bishop Ketteler was known as the "Social Justice Bishop" because of his tireless work in helping
oppressed, unskilled German laborers in their effort to unionize for just wages and decent
working conditions. Today, "Workers Day" is celebrated in his honor in Mainz.
 
 
 
Stephanie Amelia Starkenfels de la Roche
 
Stephanie Amelia Starkenfels de la Roche, a French noblewoman, was given the title Mother Marie as the first leader of our Community.
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