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Belonging with the Sisters of Providence: Providence Associate Marilyn Rausch

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 3:40 am by

Becoming a Providence Associate completed a circle, returning to the roots that nourished me even when I was in a different space. The spirituality and witness of the Sisters of Providence is a magnet that continues to attract and hold close the depths of my heart. Returning as an associate is like coming home. Continue reading

Steeped in tradition: The Saint Anne Procession

Posted on July 25, 2015 at 5:30 am by

‘This takes place in fulfillment of a vow.’ Continue reading

Trust in a Provident God: Providence Associate Bill Hughes

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 4:41 am by

What continues to draw me to the associate relationship is the deep spirituality I encounter every time I’m with the sisters—their intelligence, their strength, their kindness, their joy, their inclusiveness, their openness to re-evaluating the way things are in their situation, both as individuals and as a community, their openness to change, and most of all the way they live out their strong commitment to Providence “that so far has never failed us.” Continue reading

Yoga, bicycles and fibers – oh my!

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 5:05 am by

Retreats, programs and events are now available for August 2015 through August 2016, sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, Providence Spirituality & Conference Center and White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. Continue reading

A news note from the director of the shrine

Posted on July 15, 2015 at 4:36 pm by

Sister Jan Craven shares some exciting news regarding the addition of Saint Mother Theodore to the Episcopal calendar of saints. Continue reading

True to the calling: Providence Associate Joan Frisz

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 4:38 am by

My desire to be a Providence Associate was rooted in my desire to live an authentic life that is consistent with my values and true to the calling from my God. Continue reading

Yoga retreat at the Woods July 31-Aug. 2

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 4:10 am by

If you love yoga AND Saint Mary-of-the-Woods you won’t want to miss a retreat that is just around the corner. Breathe the Woods and Nourish your Roots: Yoga Retreat at the Woods is 6 p.m. Friday, July 31 through 11  Continue Reading »

Creative writing from cosmic reflection

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 3:59 am by

Attentive, alert
What will Providence do next?
May I be present Continue reading

A family pilgrimage to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 1:31 am by

“Are those violets, mama?” my son asked looking at the beautiful, violet colored blossoms in our neighbor’s garden.  This was our family’s first spring in the US and violets are quite alien to us, having just moved from our home in India. Our interest in  Continue Reading »

Anti-Racism Retreat a valuable experience

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 5:30 am by

“I was opened up to the reality that giving access to others does not dismantle racism.” Continue reading

Mountaintop moments at Ameristar protest

Posted on June 27, 2015 at 4:06 am by

Sisters of Providence Postulant Tracey Horan reflects on participation at Ameristar protest: “Once our bus arrived in East Chicago, we gathered with workers and organizers from St. Louis, Detroit, New Orleans, Tunica, Mississippi, and southern Indiana. Amid a sea of red Unite HERE shirts, we greeted one another, shared food and conversation, and exchanged union pins. The sense of solidarity and energy around a common goal grew as we prepared for the boycott demonstration.” Continue reading

Miracles of hope, family, and healing

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 1:20 am by

As a Sister of Providence, Sister Jan Craven devotes a great deal of her time to her ministry. Not only does she spend time in prayer, but she also assists with tours, serves as a hostess to visiting groups, steps in as a docent, and volunteers for  Continue Reading »

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