Sisters of Providence Blog
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 »