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When I’m rich: Providence dreams in the Desert

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 2:12 am by

A few days ago, Leticia, one of Sister Loretta’s students here at Providence in the Desert, said to Sister Loretta, “When I’m rich, I want to have a car like yours.” Continue reading

Providence Family Services: support and welcome for the neighbor

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:00 am by

“Sister Patty gives me strength to go on. Life is hard and we all need each other,” said a counseling client at Providence Family Services in Chicago. Continue reading

Sister Patty talks love, mercy and justice

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 8:00 am by

“I tell people, if you get to know some of them personally, you might change your mind. If you hear their story …” says Sister Patty Fillenwarth. Continue reading

Sister Patty Fillenwarth

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm by

“To me it was sort of like coming home or something. It was not a scary thing, it just felt right,” Sister Patty Fillenwarth said of her call to religious life. Continue reading

Sister Patty pens a poem for Providence Family Services

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 5:15 am by

  Providence Family Services (PFS) in Chicago held its annual rummage sale Oct. 6 and 7. Sister Patty Fillenwarth, director of Providence Family Services and rummage sale coordinator, penned the poem below to thank the countless friends and supporters who  Continue Reading »

A Family of Volunteers at Providence Family Services

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 10:00 am by

Good people willing to share with others bring our Guerin Outreach Ministries to life. Mary Spalding Burns of Wilmette, Ill., shares not only her own time, talent and treasure with Providence Family Services (PFS) in Chicago, she brings her whole  Continue Reading »

Organizations find something to believe in at Providence Family Services

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm by

To know Providence Family Services (PFS) is to believe in the work it does; or so seem to attest two recent grants awarded the not-for-profit charity. From its beginnings in 1993 with two bi-lingual counselors, Providence Family Services, located at  Continue Reading »

PFS volunteer brings love for justice, education to her work

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm by

Students and volunteer tutors who come to Providence Family Services in Chicago may recognize Sister Dorothy Gartland as the no-nonsense supervisor of the afterschool homework program. They are directly impacted by her dedication to increasing education levels of local youth.  Continue Reading »

Providence Family Services: not-for-profit struggles in current economy

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm by

After 86-year-old Beatriz* moved in with her daughter, a very difficult transition time followed. Beatriz and her daughter sought counseling support from Sister Patty Fillenwarth at Providence Family Services in Chicago (PFS). Sister Patty comforted Beatriz and encouraged her to  Continue Reading »