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From Indiana to Sri Lanka

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 5:20 am by

On Oct. 1, I am leaving from O’Hare airport for Colombo, Sri Lanka. I am going there to teach English to four novices of the Sri Lankan region of the Sisters of Providence of Ruille-sur-Loir. As many of you know, this is the congregation that Saint Mother Theodore Guerin joined in the 1800s which sent her with five companions to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Continue reading

Do you long to be “rooted” in your faith for tomorrow? Visit the SPs!

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:25 am by

Join the Sisters of Providence for the Fall Discernment Weekend, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2014, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Continue reading

Comforting prayer

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:20 am by

I’ve been a devoteé of the prayer of the rosary since I was a grade-schooler. I still pray the rosary (or most of it) nightly. I have even learned the Luminous mysteries introduced by Pope Benedict XV. Continue reading

We’re almost there!

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:35 am by

As we breeze through the month of September, we are beginning to experience somewhat of a reality check. The grand opening is almost here. On Oct. 25, Mother Theodore and the community will meet her final resting place. Continue reading

Filled with the life of our dear Mother Theodore

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 5:20 am by

It has been months of waiting patiently for the beautifully curved BUT bare walls of the new shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin to be filled with the life of our dear Mother Theodore.

Then in a matter of days, the whole place was bursting with the spirit of our amazing saint. Stunningly colorful panels, chronicling the story of her faith-filled life, offer a glimpse of what holiness might look like in pioneer Indiana. Continue reading

Letter: January 1, 1854

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 5:02 am by

It is yet another one of our favorite Saint Mother Theodore quotes! Who would have thought that a religious woman in the 1800s could give us millennials such great advice? Continue reading

Finding courage and joy as a caregiver

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 5:31 am by

For seven years, Sister Bernadette Mary Carroll was a caregiver for her ailing sister, Catherine. She cooked, cleaned, shopped for groceries, administered medications, and drove her sister to and from her many appointments; anything she could do to make her life as comfortable as possible. Continue reading

Grandma was a foodie

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 5:20 am by

Foodies are wonderful. I’m not one, but I know several. The one I admire the most is my paternal grandmother. Grandma Casselman died a few years ago at 102-years-old. She lived in Michigan most of her life.

She is the reason I knew what fruits ripened in what months. She was in the fields of the Michigan u-picks gathering her locally-grown blueberries and strawberries every spring. She would harvest fresh peaches in the summer and apples and persimmons in the fall. Oh, the wonderful pies, jams and cookies grandma would make — all from scratch. Continue reading

Top 7 reasons to be a Providence Associate

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 2:58 am by

We recently surveyed our Providence Associates to find out what they liked most about being Providence Associates of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Here’s what they said. Continue reading

Sisters share love of golf

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

Sisters of Providence General Council members Sister Jenny Howard and Sister Dawn Tomaszewski both love the game of golf. Both Sister Jenny and Sister Dawn have athletic backgrounds. While they don’t get an opportunity to play as often as they  Continue Reading »

Providence is profound

Posted on August 24, 2014 at 2:58 am by

For me, Providence is God’s unconditional and interdependent love for each and every creation, given freely to be shared with, by and for every creation. God is present and acting. I may not recognize or sense God’s Providence, especially in times of struggle or pain. Continue reading

News and notes from the 2014 LCWR Assembly

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

News from the 2014 LCWR Assembly in Nashville has focused on the ongoing deliberation and dialogue concerning the doctrinal assessment initiated by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 2009. Certainly the prayer, contemplation and discussion of the  Continue Reading »

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