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Giving thanks from the heart

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 2:52 am by

The two words thank you are so simple! But if said from deep within our hearts they can open a field of compassion and gratitude to others. If said from deep within our hearts, the saying of thank you becomes real. When we are real, we are able to melt the frozen places in others and ourselves. Continue reading

T-shirt honors legacy of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:30 am by

Those who know me know of my love of T-shirts supporting current social justice issues. My friend, Sister Denise Wilkinson, will often comment when she sees a new one. “OK, Kathleen, what issue do I need to know about this  Continue Reading »

Stitching a thanksgiving “quilt of words” together

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 5:30 am by

Sister Denise Wilkinson’s Thanksgiving Day reflection for 2014 weaves a quite of words together to encourage us. Continue reading

Sister Barbara Sheehan receives Distinguished Service Award

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 5:30 am by

Recognizing her outstanding service, The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) the North Central Region, recently honored Sister of Providence Sister Barbara Sheehan with its Distinguished Service Award. Sister Barbara received the award on Oct. 20. The Rev. Gary Sartain,  Continue Reading »

WHINSEC: A student’s perspective

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:30 am by

It may sound like something from a movie, something that cannot truly exist on American soil, but the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) is a very real horror story. WHINSEC is located at Fort Benning, Georgia. It is  Continue Reading »

“Creating Currents of Change” in Memphis

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:21 am by

Recently I had the opportunity to migrate south for the weekend to gather with hundreds of justice-minded Catholics in Memphis, Tennessee. My destination was the annual Call to Action National Conference. Moving prayer experiences, dynamic speakers and conversation with other conference attendees in a city with deep roots in civil rights and musical expression challenged me to think deeply about the theme, “The Well of Many Rivers: Creating Currents of Change.” Continue reading

Sister Charles Van Hoy honored

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:30 am by

After 20 years of organizing candidates’ nights for the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, Sister Charles Van Hoy is stepping down. But the Vigo County Democratic Party wanted to provide her with an award for all of her  Continue Reading »

Life is changed … not ended

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 3:24 am by

Autumn, in all its beauty and decline, reminds us that this is a time to harvest our blessings in a spirit of thanksgiving, as well as a time for letting go and preparing for the season ahead. Continue reading

Warm hearts welcome postulant Anna Fan

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 5:10 am by

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods welcome postulant Anna Fan in a heart-warming entrance ceremony on Nov. 13. Continue reading

22 New Providence Associates

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:27 am by

“It’s an honor to represent this community of strong, progressive women religious. I recall a quote from Saint Mother Theodore: ‘We are not called upon to do all the good possible, but only that which we can do!’ I want to do what ‘I CAN do’ as an associate to help the Sisters of Providence continue their mission of love, mercy and justice,” says Diana M. Garza, one of 22 women and men who recently made first commitments as Providence Associates. Continue reading

Sri Lanka: three wheeler rides, food and teaching

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:50 am by

My work in Sri Lanka is progressing well. One Saturday morning, I went with Sister Felicita on communion calls. Each family had lit a candle on the shelf for our coming and we faced this little shrine as we said some prayers together as part of the service. I was moved by the faith of the elderly people to whom we were ministering as well as the faith of their families. Continue reading

Journey of the Spirit: companioning a Providence Associate Candidate

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 2:43 am by

When we began our journey a year ago, we were strangers. As we reach this milestone, we have become companions on the journey with a Provident God who often surprises us with twists and turns along the path. Continue reading

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