Sister Larraine Lauter receives honorary degree from Providence College

Ursuline Sister Larraine Lauter was awarded an honorary doctorate in Divinity from Providence (R.I.) College on May 19, 2019, for her work in bringing clean water to impoverished nations with her ministry Water With Blessings.

As Sister Larraine said on her Facebook post, “I used to dream of a Masters in Divinity, but never imagined a doctorate. I’m truly just riding on the dedication of 96,000 mothers and the entire community of #WaterWithBlessings.”

Sister Larraine serves in Louisville, Ky., where Water With Blessings is headquartered. The ministry connects water filters with Water Women across the globe who sign a covenant and commit to God promising to provide clean water for their families and their communities. Now in its 10th year, Water With Blessings has grown to 72,000 Water Women in 45 countries.

Sister Larraine is celebrating 40 years as an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph. Here are photos from the commencement


  1. Rosemary Keough

    Congratulations, Sr. Larraine! Praise God for Water with Blessings and all of you who have made it happen!

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