Providence Associates Features
“Here’s the thing, Hon.” Like most mysteries, like most authentic relationships, it’s not easy to describe or explain how deep and strong is the connection between, among those who share the charism of Providence. Continue reading
An important part of the orientation toward becoming Providence Associates is the sharing of stories.
Several spoke of seeking something more in their lives, of seeking a deeper spirituality.
One young woman saw this as a way to keep her accountable to community service. Another was seeking intentionality.
Several were friends of Providence Associates who had heard their tales of life-giving experience as a Providence Associate and were looking for the same. Continue reading
“Times have changed and you have to grow,” Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College President Dottie King said. “We conducted a program analysis a few years ago and made some hard, internal decisions. They weren’t unanimous decisions. We now need to continue to move forward.” Continue reading
We have reflected on what it means to be a Providence woman. We have shared our gratitude and the inspiration we find from Saint Mother Theodore. In all these opportunities for sharing, we see the hand of Providence guiding us and calling us to walk together on this path that Providence has chosen for us. Continue reading
Coming home means … friendly faces and laughter.
Coming home means … feeling at ease and at peace.
Coming home means … being together in Our Woods! Continue reading
“For me, being a Providence Associate gives me focus. As a Roman Catholic, living and preaching the Gospel (using words only when necessary) is a mission. But being a Providence Associate focuses that mission into a passion to spread the good news without acting superior,” writes 25-year-old Providence Associate Kaitlyn Willy on her blog for her newly founded e-magazine focused on bringing retreats to people in their daily life. Continue reading
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
Coming together has the power to change us. We form new relationships, share ideas and resources, make new friends. Along the way we are often called to change our minds and our ways of doing things, writes Sister Nancy Nolan as she reflects on collaboration and Providence spirituality.
How I came to see Providence in this light is a story in collaboration itself. Continue reading
It takes a lot of dedicated work and the collaboration of many, many caring volunteers to make The Helping Hands thrift shop in West Terre Haute work. But a group of caring people bring clothing and other necessities to their community through this shop built on faith and love for others. Continue reading
“There was no mixing with the ‘lay people,’” Sister Diane recalls. At that time, Sister Diane never would have imagined she’d find herself where she is today. Sister Diane now ministers as the director of the Providence Associates. Providence Associates are women and men from diverse faith traditions. They study and then make commitments with the Sisters of Providence to join in the mission of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people. Continue reading
“Take My Hand,” a retreat for Providence Associates, based on the writings of Saint Mother Theodore, was a special retreat. It reached into the story of Mother Theodore and brought it forward to our lives in the present, shares Joanna Dailey of the March 2014 Providence Associate retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Continue reading