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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

Providence: together as one creation

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 2:00 am by

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

Together we’re God’s Helping Hands

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 2:00 am by

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

Sharing the mission: Providence Associates

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 2:00 am by

“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

A weekend with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Providence Associates

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 2:30 pm by

“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

Virtual circles offer real relationship

Posted on January 15, 2014

Recently “Providence Circles” were formed based on geographic area. Twelve are now operating across the U.S. Because not all Associates live near to each other, two “virtual” Providence Circles were also established. These groups meet via conference call. Any associate, candidate-associate or sister is welcome to attend any of the circles. Continue reading

Providence Associates seem to share the same major desire

Posted on December 3, 2013

Candidate-Associates took the commitment to become Providence Associates for one year, following their year of discernment and companioning by either a Sister of Providence or Providence Associate. Hear about several of their journeys. Continue reading

Providence Associates Indianapolis renewal

Posted on November 13, 2013

On November 2, 2013, six Providence Associate renewed their commitment to the Sisters of Providence at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Indianapolis.  S. Connie Kramer led the ceremony of renewal with Millie Brady and Alice Shelton reading from Scripture and  Continue Reading »

Associating with loving Provident God not just for adults

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm by

Thank you Evan Drake for reminding me, reminding all of us, that you don’t need to be an adult to want to associate yourself with a loving Provident God or to be part of a group that commits itself to communicating that God’s providential care to others through works of love, mercy and justice.

No doubt Evan’s family has played a large part in his faith development and in his knowing a loving God. But I would like to give his association with the Sisters of Providence some credit!

He can’t have missed how genuinely excited people seem to be about being Associates, about being part of something bigger than themselves, about knowing that the unity they share with the Sisters of Providence and other Associates through this relationship enables them to be better people and to have an impact on life as they know it. Continue reading

Two Retired Episcopal priests become Providence Associates

Posted on November 5, 2013

On Washington’s Whidbey Island, on a very Pacific Northwest Sunday morning as far as the weather was concerned, Rev. Amy Donohue-Adams and Rev. William Seth Adams, husband and wife retired Episcopal priests, became Providence Associates. Continue reading

The Providence journey begins for new Candidate-Associates!

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm by

A new group of Candidate-Associates began their journey with the Sisters of Providence as they explore the Providence Associate relationship on Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Providence Associates is open to women and men of all faith traditions who desire a closer relationship with the charism of Providence and the sisters. Continue reading

Providence Associates Circles

Posted on July 3, 2013

Annual Gathering 2013 Photo Album Providence Circles are alive and energized! After months of preparation, discussion and planning, Providence Associates were introduced to Providence Circles at their annual meeting June 28-July 1 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Providence Circles comprise a network  Continue Reading »

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