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Jesus didn’t have to get the laundry done …

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 6:28 am by

Women clergy often put extra pressure on themselves to be good examples of living “balanced” lives for the people with whom they minister … followed by a heap of guilt for not always being able to accomplish this! Let us plan a day of rest, reflection, and renewal for you with, A Day of Reflection for Women Ministers, Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 2-8 p.m. at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. Continue reading

No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 5:30 am by

Sisters of Providence attend “Slavery Still Exists” Continue reading

Bittersweet news from Educational/Family Services

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:53 am by

“The work that has been done at Educational Family Services has been very effective over the years and it has helped many people to further their goals in life. The work that has been done at EFS is something will live on in ways we will never know. We are grateful to all those who have given of their time and talent here. We are all blessed because of your generosity,” said Sister Patty Fillenwarth, president of the Guerin Outreach Ministries board of directors. Continue reading

4.5 things you wanted to know

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:59 am by

You asked … so we dug deeper for knowledge of Mother Theodore. Continue reading

Sister Nancy Reynolds and the ‘Power of Sisterhood’

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 5:30 am by

Several years ago, the Vatican called for an Apostolic Visitation of women religious in the United States. The reasoning behind the visitation was to examine their quality of life. “That is a most unusual reason for an apostolic visitation,” Sister  Continue Reading »

The need for healing

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:45 am by

So often I would reach into the basket of intentions at the Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore and read the words of someone who left a plea for healing or thanksgiving for someone who was healed. Continue reading

Janice Vanderhaar: In the name of Peace and Justice

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 5:30 am by

Sister Donna Butler reflects on Janice Vanderhaar Continue reading

Elections and papal visit in Sri Lanka

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Sister Rosemary Schmalz, who is ministering in Sri Lanka, attended a papal Mass at Galle Face Green, an expanse of beach often used for such gatherings. The pope celebrated Mass and also canonized Joseph Vaz. Father Vaz was a priest from Goa, India who came to Sri Lanka under cover during the Dutch persecution of Catholics here. Continue reading

The weather outside is frightful

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 5:30 am by

A Sisters of Providence story many do not know Continue reading

Inspiring exercisers

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 4:00 am by

I dread going to the gym to workout on the machines this time of year because it’s like a race to the finish to try to get a treadmill before they’re all checked out by others. Group fitness classes are another story. I love a room packed with people moving together and jumping to the beat of some loud music. Either way, there’s something good about the community aspect of it all.

These thoughts got me wondering if I could find any Sisters of Providence who work out. Whew! Did I ever. And it was more inspiring than I imagined. Continue reading

Baptism by horseback

Posted on January 11, 2015 at 4:39 am by

“I call it my first horseback ride,” Sister Marceline Mattingly (82 years a Sister of Providence) said of her adventurous journey to baptism. Marceline went on to describe the scene that day — 99 years ago this very week. The only way to cross the creek to get to the church was via a plank bridge that could only hold a horse with one rider. It was decided that her grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Hall, would be the one to take her across the creek on horseback to be baptized at St. Peter’s Church in Waverly, Kentucky. The plot thickens as grandfather Benjamin balances a baby on horseback and encounters name confusion on the other side of the creek… Continue reading

Statement of Catholic Theologians on Racial Justice

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 5:30 am by

In recent months, we have seen – in our nation – an eruption of long simmering racial tensions. We have seen, one after another, unarmed African American people being shot and killed by police, violent and non-violent protests against racial  Continue Reading »

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