Ann Margaret O'Hara

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Sister Ann Margaret O'Hara, S.P.
In February 2006, Sister Ann Margaret O'Hara announces the upcoming canonization of Mother Theodore Guerin.
Born Louisville, Kentucky
Title General Superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Predecessor Sister Diane Ris, S.P.
Successor Sister Denise Wilkinson, S.P.
Religion Roman Catholic

Sister Ann Margaret O'Hara, S.P., was the Superior General of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, from 2001 to 2006. During her term, she made numerous changes to help the Congregation plan for the future, including establishing a Mission Advisory Board and creating a process for long-range planning.

O'Hara and her administration founded Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis as a sponsored ministry of the Congregation. She also oversaw the conversion of physical plant equipment at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to use alternative fuels including biodiesel.

O'Hara was Superior General of the Congregation during the final stages in the canonization process of the Sisters of Providence foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, who was declared a saint in the Roman Catholic Church in October 2006.

Prior to her term, she spent many years as Dean of Students at Immaculata College in Washington, DC. She has held numerous leadership roles, including Executive Secretary of St. Gabriel Province, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Dean of Admission and Vice President of Student Affairs, and Director of Program Services for the National Association of Church Personnel Administration. She served two terms as a General Officer in the Congregation's leadership.

In 2006 O'Hara decided not to pursue a second term as Superior General. Currently, she serves as executive director of Women of Providence in Collaboration, following Barbara McMullen, C.D.P., in this position.


  • Logan, Eugenia (1978). History of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods: Volume II. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana: Sisters of Providence. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Sister Diane Ris, S.P.
General Superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
2001 - 2006
Succeeded by
Sister Denise Wilkinson, S.P.