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Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods


College president connects personally, professionally

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 2:00 am by

Dottie King, Ph.D. is a wife, mother of six, grandmother and non-Catholic. These roles have not excluded her from also becoming president of the Sisters of Providence-sponsored Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). She’s also a strong proponent of furthering the mission of love, mercy and justice. Continue reading

In it together

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 2:00 am by

“It was perfect,” Karen said. “It was Providence … it was clearly Providence that brought me here. I found my piece of home.”

Both Vicki and Karen said the “team” atmosphere while working with the sisters is special. Continue reading

2012 Annual Report

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 3:51 pm by

Read the 2012 Annual Report below, or download a PDF. Letter from Sister Denise Dear Friends and Companions, One of the attributes of God is God’s unstinting generosity toward all creation. God’s generosity toward us human persons seems to know  Continue Reading »

Journey with a saint this summer

Posted on June 8, 2013 at 5:03 pm by

Visitors to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods often describe a transformative feeling upon entering the grounds. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin herself wrote about the feeling, saying as she approached for the first time, “I was so deeply moved that I could not utter a word.” Continue reading

Four honored for commitment to SPs

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 6:45 pm by

The Sisters of Providence honored four people who have made significant contributions to the congregation with the 2013 Queen Amelia Award and the 2013 Sarah and Joseph Thralls Award. Ray Stoiber of Joliet, Ill., was honored with the Queen Amelia Award and the team of Earl Rodgers, Keith Ruble and Max Miller were honored with the Sarah and Joseph Thralls Award. Continue reading

We will be calling soon

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 5:33 am by

Each year, the Sisters of Providence embark on a mission of outreach to our faithful companions, while raising money for our life and ministries. Our annual Phonathon is one of the most effective ways to reach our regular donors. Beginning  Continue Reading »

Occupational neurosis

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm by

Well, I guess I could have called it writer’s cramp, but having an occupational neurosis has a much more interesting ring to it! And along about mid-December every year, I even look forward to having a serious case of it!  Continue Reading »

Access your donation information online

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm by

I’m not a big fan of mail and tend to chuck papers in piles, never to be seen again. When it is time to sit down for those pesky income taxes, I used to scramble to find my papers. However,  Continue Reading »

Why relocate the shrine of Saint Mother Theodore?

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm by

I have often been in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and been inspired by the presence of individuals or groups of visitors to the interim shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and by the fact that  Continue Reading »

Eleanor Badalich: ‘Thank God’

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 9:54 am by

These two words are often spoken by Eleanor Badalich, a 1940 graduate of Providence High School, Chicago, and a faithful donor to the Congregation. Eleanor is one of those people who seems to be able to make lemonade out of  Continue Reading »

Betty Dilley: a loving devotion to a saint

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm by

The following article is reprinted from the summer 2012 issue of HOPE. “You may have to wait longer than you would like, you may have to bear privations; but, bear and forebear. Have confidence in the Providence that so far  Continue Reading »

2011 Annual Report

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm by

Read the 2011 Annual Report of the Sisters of Providence below, or download a PDF. Letter from Sister Denise Dear Friends, Once again your generosity overwhelms us, humbles us to be so trusted by you, and has translated itself into  Continue Reading »

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