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Daniel: empowered in the Desert

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 4:37 am by

“The people who make the driver’s test only speak English. I understand fine. They say go left, go right. I understand. They say when I am done, ‘Good job.’ I say, ‘It’s Providence in the Desert,’” Daniel said. Continue reading

Love in action at Providence in the Desert

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:26 am by

Providence in the Desert is about a lot more than teaching.
It’s about presence. It’s about caring. It’s about love and compassion.
It’s about calling a student during your down time in the middle of the day to quiz her on what she will need to know for her upcoming U.S. citizenship exam. Continue reading

Gathering celebrates hidden women from scripture

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:13 pm by

Selected readings and songs of praise honored our foremothers in faith who were witnesses, leaders, deacons, prophetesses, theologians: holy women of our past lineage whose stories we never hear read in our church. Continue reading

Sisters of Providence welcome Nuns on the Bus

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm by

The Nuns on the Bus visited Providence in the Desert, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence and a division of Guerin Outreach Ministries, on June 13. Many sisters came together to support just immigration reform. Continue reading

Nuns on the Bus at Providence in the Desert

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 10:47 am by

NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus visited Providence in the Desert on June 13, 2013 to bring attention to the need for just immigration reform. Continue reading

National Catholic Rural Life Conference highlights Providence in the Desert

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm by

Click here to read the National Catholic Rural Life Conference’s coverage of Providence in the Desert’s ministry to Mexican immigrants in rural Coachella, Calif.

Thankful in the desert

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm by

Members of the Providence in the desert family share why they are thankful for the ministry of Providence in the Desert in their lives. Providence in the Desert provides free English-language instruction, music classes for children and assistance for immediate  Continue Reading »

Dynamic Providence in the Desert founder celebrates 60 years as a religious Sister

Posted on September 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm by

The trailer park residents at the east end of the Coachella Valley in Southern California are some of the poorest people in the United States. Mostly immigrant farm workers from Mexico, they are often marginalized and discriminated against for their  Continue Reading »

Providence in the Desert opens new doors for student

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 11:35 am by

Martha Langarica is a shining example of what Providence in the Desert is all about. Martha came to the United States from the state of Nayarit in Mexico 25 years ago. She came to work in the fields so that  Continue Reading »

Providence in the Desert expands

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 1:07 pm by

“I see how these women have grown. Now when we go out, my mother says. ‘Don’t speak for me; I can speak English for myself!’” observes the college-age daughter of a student served by Providence in the Desert, which offers  Continue Reading »

Giving her whole self to music

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm by

This article is reprinted from the summer 2009 issue of HOPE. A Sister of Providence since 1951, Sister Carol Nolan has been teaching music since 1953. She was the first music teacher at Mother Theodore Guerin High School, River Grove,  Continue Reading »

Third World California

Posted on December 30, 2008 at 2:43 pm by

Sister of Providence Carol Nolan is interviewed in a documentary now available called “Third World California.” The film is a production of Interface Films and was shown at the 2007 Cinemas Albuquerque Film Festival. The film focuses on the poor  Continue Reading »