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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 »

How will you live out her words?

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 1:27 am by

We live in constant fear of the future because it is the one thing that we feel like we don’t have complete control over. That’s just it. We don’t have complete control over the future and we should accept that fact. This year, I’m going to try very hard to do these things that I think will help me better live through the words of Mother Theodore: Continue reading

Sister Marikay Duffy receives recognition for helping others in need

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 5:30 am by

Sister Marikay Duffy said years ago that she saw a need to “assist people by providing/offering educational opportunities and to assist in their understanding the immigration processes.” And because of her ministry efforts, which have spanned 40 years in the  Continue Reading »

Simbang Gabi novena full of music and hospitality

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 5:05 am by

Sister Editha Ben, vocation director for the Sisters of Providence, attends Simbang Gabi novena during Christmas holiday, and shares her experience. Continue reading

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