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HOPE is a newsmagazine that extends the energy and power of Providence by sharing information about the mission, spirituality and ministries of the Sisters of Providence. It is published four times a year. All the stories and extra content from HOPE are available here.

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HOPE Winter 2016: being changed by the Woods

Posted on January 15, 2016

Have you found yourself changed, nurtured, renewed, educated or inspired by time at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods? In this issue of HOPE magazine we explore the experiences of several people who have been touched by these Woods and left strengthened for the journey forward. Continue reading

HOPE fall 2015: inSPiring seniors

Posted on October 15, 2015

Inspired. It’s not hard to feel that way after spending time with “retired” Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. We hope you enjoy this collection of stories highlighting just a few of the amazing, loving, useful ministries carried out by senior sisters and associates. Continue reading

HOPE summer 2015: Did you know?

Posted on July 16, 2015

In this issue of HOPE, we’ve pulled out some stories that you may not have expected about Sisters of Providence. Did you know that Sister Kathleen Desautels was featured in an article in Rolling Stone Magazine? Did you know there is a Sister of Providence who is raising a child? Continue reading

HOPE spring 2015: Cherishing creation

Posted on April 20, 2015

“Our promise in this time is to be God’s loving care for all creation, to be one of the ways God sustains life,” write Sister Dawn Tomaszewski in this issue of HOPE magazine. Explore with us the ways we cherish creation. Continue reading

HOPE winter 2015: Who is my neighbor?

Posted on January 20, 2015

In this issue of HOPE, we invite you to take some time to suspend your fears. Take some time to look with fresh eyes at barriers that divide us as humans. In this issue, we look at the question “who is my neighbor?” Continue reading

HOPE Fall 2014 — Rooted for tomorrow

Posted on October 17, 2014

“We rely on, rest on, build on ‘that Providence that thus far has never failed us,'” writes General Superior Sister Denise Wilkinson in the Fall 2014 issue of HOPE. In it we look forward and backward, from nearly 175 years of history in the U.S. to the future that lies before us. Continue reading

HOPE Summer 2014 — Church ministry: with the people

Posted on July 16, 2014

The summer 2014 issue of HOPE explores the ministries of Sisters of Providence who walk with the people of God through service within the Catholic Church. Continue reading

HOPE Spring 2014 — Collaboration

Posted on April 20, 2014

“Possibilities only expand when hearts and minds are open to listen and work together,” writes Sister Nancy Nolan in this issue of the Sisters of Providence HOPE magazine which focuses on collaboration. Continue reading

HOPE Winter 2014 — vol 9, Number 2: Technology: tools for the mission

Posted on January 15, 2014

This issue of HOPE magazine explores how Sisters of Providence use the technology of the time both today and in days past to further the mission of Providence. Continue reading

HOPE Fall 2013 — volume 9, number 1: Sent to serve

Posted on October 1, 2013

The Fall 2013 issue of HOPE documents Sisters of Providence sent to serve the people of God in today’s world. Continue reading

HOPE Summer 2013 – Volume 8, Number 3, Home

Posted on May 2, 2013

The summer 2013 issue of HOPE Magazine is all about Home: A Sacred Word. Continue reading

HOPE Winter 2013 – Volume 8, Number 2

Posted on January 8, 2013

Download HOPE winter 2013 HOPE Download File (2.37 MB, 24 pages) Articles from HOPE The Joy of Vatican II by Peg Benson (full article) My most challenging and most transformative years: Vatican II reflection by Sister Bernice Kuper Coming of  Continue Reading »

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