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Jan Surber: ‘Walking in Saint Mother Theodore’s footsteps’

Posted on February 5, 2015

“I feel fulfilled. Being a Providence Associate has made me a different person. I’m calmer and I have an overwhelming sense of peace. I feel like I’m walking in the footsteps of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin,” said Providence Associate Jan Surber. Here she tells about her experiences as a Providence Associate Continue reading

Providence Associate Jane Fischer: peace and quiet from trust in Providence

Posted on November 6, 2014

“When it’s time for me to separate from the distractions of the current moment in order to hear what’s important, to listen, to wait for words and direction, I often hear Peggy saying: Listen! And, oh! What I have heard!” says Providence Associate Jane Fischer of spending time reflecting with Sister Peggy Nau during her candidate year. Continue reading

Providence Associate Jude Magers: walking with the sisters

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 4:18 pm by

“Being a Providence Associate has really helped to center my life,” says Providence Associate Jude Magers. Jude shares her journey as a Providence Associate. Continue reading

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 Layton and Karen Sagraves said the “team” atmosphere while working with the Sisters of Providence is special. Continue reading

Growing in depth: Providence Associate Joanna Dailey

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:06 am by

“My favorite part of being a Providence Associate is coming to the Woods for events open to associates, and sometimes, when I can, coming for Mass. I enjoy being among like-minded people to whom you do not have to explain a pursuit of life in the Spirit,” Providence Associate Joanna Dailey says. Continue reading

“Mother Feodore is my girl”

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm by

“It’s a good way to be connected with the Sisters of Providence and be a part of their mission. I’m happy to help the sisters any way I can,” Providence Associate Michelle Davis said of the associate relationship. Continue reading

Kyle Meadors: Mother Theodore is here with us … working on our level

Posted on June 27, 2013

Kyle Meadors grew up in Missouri and now lives in Illinois. He professes a deep love and admiration for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and says he is enriched every day through his associate relationship. He also believes he is at  Continue Reading »

Helen Flavin: “What was I thinking? Do I belong here?”

Posted on June 20, 2013

Helen currently works as a teacher and says she loves her time with students. She talks about the many questions she had about her journey thus far to become a Providence Associate and how those questions were answered. She also  Continue Reading »

Kathy Fleming: We know Sister Mary Alice’s spirit is still inspiring us

Posted on May 9, 2013

1.) Please share a little bit about your life history and experiences. Indianapolis has been my home since my birth but I’ve had two interesting life experiences in Virginia and California. There are seven children in our family, four are  Continue Reading »

Felisa Javier-Holt: drawn into focus on the SP mission

Posted on April 23, 2013

Felisa is a native of Louisville, Ky. She earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Kentucky and two master’s degrees at Indiana University. She currently works as manager of prospect research at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute.  Continue Reading »

Mary Gilroy: reconnected to the sisters and Church

Posted on September 18, 2012

Providence Associate Mary Gilroy of San Cristobal, N.M., made her first commitment in 2010. She was companioned by Sister Nancy Bartasavich, who currently ministers with Health Care Services at the Woods as a minister of care. 1.) Share with us  Continue Reading »

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