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In the moment

Posted on November 26, 2015 at 4:03 am by

This holiday season let’s look around us. Let’s open our hearts and look deeply into our world, into its heartbreak. Let’s look into the eyes of our loved ones and let them know we love them. Continue reading

Sister Marceline Mattingly turns 100!

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

As she entered Providence Dining Room, Sister Marceline Mattingly had a gleam in her eyes. She glanced around the dining hall as several Sisters of Providence and staff members were arriving in preparation for a celebration. Monday, Nov. 23, was  Continue Reading »

Habit forming dialogue

Posted on November 24, 2015 at 4:50 am by

“In light of recent acts of violence around the world and expressions of fear and intolerance in our own country, I find in this experience a small circle of light, a glimmer of hope. Among my peers, I found genuine concern, a desire for understanding, thoughtful questions, and an ability to embrace the gift of our diversity. I experienced in a small way the big potential that exists for men and women religious to model dialogue…” Continue reading

Compassion for Earth

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 5:30 am by

“Conference of the Parties,” organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) will take place in Paris from Nov. 30-Dec. 11 Continue reading

You help Providence in the Desert make a difference!

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 4:59 am by

Imagine what it would be like coming to a new country, trying to make a better life for yourself and for your children. Imagine how difficult that would be if everyone around you spoke a language you did not know. Because of your support, Providence in the Desert enables a parent to speak confidently to her child’s teacher. A grandmother can understand what her doctor tells her about her health. A laborer can understand the people he works for, allowing him a better job. Continue reading

On ministering to inmates

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:30 am by

‘When a person is incarcerated, many people are affected, including family, friends and communities.’ Continue reading

Thanksgiving Reflection

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 6:00 am by

If you Google “thanksgiving day” as I did, be prepared for a wide variety of articles, Wikipedia entries and “further references.” Continue reading

Becoming a Providence Associate

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 4:20 am by

“Every step of the process from orientation to meeting my companions to the year of study has affirmed that Providence, though unexpected and unbidden, is alive and well and welcome in my life. The Sisters of Providence are an amazing order of women religious. I have found camaraderie, companionship, compassion, laughter and wisdom in each one I have met. I want to be like them when I grow up.” Beth Weis, Chicago, Illinois. 26 new Providence Associates of the Sisters of Providence made first commitments last Saturday. They share some of that journey here in their own words. Continue reading

New Providence Associates!

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 4:20 am by

Check out this photo album from the ceremony this past Saturday, Nov. 14, where we welcomed 26 new Providence Associates of the Sisters of Providence. Continue reading

Sister Loretta: a heart for people on the margins

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 4:53 am by

“There is no place now that I would rather be than here. In most of where I have ministered, I’ve been happy with my ministry. But I can say this is the happiest ministry that I’ve had. And I would not at this point want to be anywhere else.”
Learn more and watch a short video about Sister Loretta Picucci, her passion for serving people in need and her ministry at Providence in the Desert in southern California. Continue reading

Much to learn from two women religious founders

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 4:38 am by

Their ministries were filled with humble activities. They rolled up their sleeves, and they dedicated their lives to the people whom others overlooked. Of all the hospitals and schools and ministries they founded, their writings and influence are focused on people, not institutions. Continue reading

Retired teachers never quit; they just choose another course

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 4:53 am by

It’s probably not surprising that a former teacher finds it hard to quit teaching. Like many Sisters of Providence, Sister Patricia Geis has continued teaching as an English language tutor long after she could have called it quits in the working world. Continue reading

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