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Meet some Providence Associates

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

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

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sharon Medicis Michaud: a granddaughter of Mother Theodore

Posted on September 4, 2012

Sharon Medicis Michaud, PA, resides in McMinnville, Ore., with her husband, Paul. She became a Providence Associate in 2009. 1.) Share with us a little about yourself. I live in Oregon and every day I’m mindful of the beauty and  Continue Reading »

Monica Hayden: a great affinity for the SPs

Posted on August 30, 2012

Monica Hayden made her first commitment as a Providence Associate in 2011. She was companioned by Sister Ann Sullivan. Monica currently resides in Covington, Ga., with her husband, Kurt, but the couple will soon be moving to a small town  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 »

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